EVENT: Religion, Sexuality and Schooling: Forum, OISE Feb 10

Thursday February 10, 2011, 5 - 7pm OISE, 252 Bloor Street W, UT Library
Refreshments Provided, Wheelchair Accessible

This forum aims to address the ongoing tensions surrounding religion and LGBTQ sexualities in schools and society. The need for such a forum has been magnified by the tragic suicides and increased bullying of queer youth as well as the debates over establishing gay student organizations and offering sex education curriculum in schools. These events have prompted many to look at the ways in which institutions of education and faith can play a stronger role in creating more supportive and affirming spaces for LGBTQ youth, adults, and families.

Confirmed Panelists:
Paul Marai - Trustee, Halton Catholic District School Board
Jen Gilbert - Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, York University
Tyler Pennock - Aboriginal Recruitment Officer, University of Toronto
Suhail Abualsameed - Coordinator, Salaam, Queer Muslim Community
Scott McGrath - Chair, Annex Shul

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
- Office of the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
- Office of the Associate Dean of Teacher Education
- Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
- Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies
- Centre for Urban Schooling
Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Study and Development
Sexual and Gender Diversity Office
Qu(e)erying Religion

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