A diversity exhibition highlighting the communal involvement and activism of teacher candidates will form the centerpiece of the fifth annual Social Justice in Education conference, Friday, March 9, in the Neil Education Building.
The theme of this year’s conference, a day-long series of workshops for education students, is Breaking Down the Barriers. The workshops will address issues such as sexuality and gender, critical thinking for social justice, bullying awareness, Aboriginal/First Nations issues, embracing diversity and equity in the classrooms as well as the developing world.
Organizer Ashley DeGrandis, social justice representative on the Education Society, says teacher candidates will also have the opportunity to attend the Teaching for Social Justice Cafe, a poster display event, which will provide students with insight on inclusive and diverse lesson plans and resources.
The Diversity Exhibit will be on display to the public in the Neil Education Building’s third floor lobby for an hour starting at noon.