The issue of climate change is no longer a single issue, but a cross-cutting one, affecting virtually every sector of the economy, every city, and every one of us—regardless of our background. As teachers, we ask ourselves how can we teach about climate change in a truly meaningful way?
This is an intersectional opportunity for all of us to deepen our understanding of environmental issues in our classrooms and in our own lives, and to be reminded that we are in this together.
People's Climate Movement Rally on April 29
Our Earth Day Teach-In is a week in advance of the People’s Climate Movement, a North America-wide mass rally on Saturday, April 29, 2017, bringing together labour, environmental, indigenous, and social justice groups in solidarity.
Join us on April 22 and help us prepare for the rally the following Saturday at Allan Gardens as we take a stand with our allies for our families, our communities, and our planet.
Visit the People’s Climate Movement in Toronto Facebook page for more information about the rally.
Registered members-only may expense up to $15 for lunch.
Attendees will be able to register for workshops onsite.
Non-ETT members are welcome to register either via the ETT website or via our Eventbrite page. (For the School/Worksite section of the online registration form, please enter "N/A.")
Members are welcome to bring family and friends to this event. Please indicate the total number of people attending when registering online.
Registration will close on Friday, April 21, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
FNMI Welcome, "Words Before All Else," Cat Criger – Elder
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote and HR Statement
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 1 Workshops
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Session 1 workshop options:
- Green Thumbs, Lori Burnison, Soil and Sprouts (Family-friendly)
- KAIROS, Blanket Exercise (Open to older children with adult support)
- Maria Vamvalis, Critical Thinking Consortium and EAST Alternative, Nurturing Climate Justice Action through Critical Thinking
- Tim Grant, Green Teacher
- Toronto Environmental Alliance, Climate Justice in Toronto - Getting Your Community Engaged
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Hoop Dance Performance and Workshop with Beany John
1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Session 2 Workshops
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Session 2 workshop options:
- Billie Jo Tabobondung, Reconciliation and Climate Justice in Music (Family-friendly)
- KAIROS, Reconciliation in the Watershed
- Jeewan Chanicka, TDSB Principal, Social and Environmental Justice for Teachers
- 350.org, Divestment
- Wellington Water Watchers, Protecting the Waters
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Executive Liaison, Environment Committee
416-393-9930 ext. 230
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OISE, 5th Floor
252 Bloor Street West
OISE is located on the north side of Bloor Street West, between St. George Street and Bedford Road.
The closest TTC subway station is St. George Station. Exit via the Bedford Road stairwell/escalator, and follow the signs marked OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) to enter the building from the station.