More inclusive communities aim of Halton school board’s ‘Talk it Out’ session

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Published May 29, 2024 at 9:37 pm

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The Halton District School Board's Director’s Panel series explores issues and themes impacting students and education today.

The Halton District School Board (HDSB) is inviting families, students, staff, and community members to Talk it Out on June 3, 2024.

The final Director’s Panel series session of the school year in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills, the virtual series explores issues and themes impacting students and education today.

Talk it Out explores the ways in which individuals from diverse backgrounds with varying perspectives and values can engage and listen to one another to foster more inclusive and harmonious communities.

The panel, through open and honest dialogue, will talk about how to collaborate effectively and constructively with mutual respect, even when there are different perspectives.

HDSB Director of Education Curtis Ennis and Human Rights & Equity Advisor Pardeep Nagra are leading the sessions which also include students, parents/guardians and subject-matter experts.

“The conversations held in these sessions are vital to creating a more inclusive and understanding community within our schools,” said Ennis. “We look forward to the meaningful conversations that will emerge from this final session to help us better support our students and staff in navigating diverse viewpoints.”

Joining the panel for the final session will be members of the Interfaith Council of Halton (IFCH). The IFCH will draw on their “extensive” experience in guiding conversations that bridge differences and promote understanding.

The livestream for the Talk It Out session, linked on the HDSB website (hdsb.ca), will run between 6 and 7 p.m. No registration is required.

Questions can be submitted to the panel before the session through this Google Form.

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