5.26.2011

Tear Down The Wall--One School System For All Conference.

The Conference is sponsored by the One School System Network [OSSN]

If you are concerned about discrimination and special privilege for one group of Ontario citizens (ie; Catholics) then you should find this conference of interest.



Location:  North York Civic Centre   5100 Yonge  Street  Toronto, ON M2N 5V7
Date:   Saturday, 28th May, 2011
Time:   9:30-6:00 pm
Admission:  $20.00    $5.00 for students and seniors. [includes refreshments]
Pay at the door or by cheque.
Cheques to be written out to One School System Network and sent to:
 PO Box 8733 Stn T
Ottawa   ON    K1G 3J1

 For inquires, please send an email to:  sheila@secularism.net or call 613 738 7720



                                        PROGRAM

Registration:      9:30 am (open all day)

10:00 am      OPENING REMARKS FROM MODERATOR 
                       Gary Fitzgibbon, One School System Network

HISTORY
From the Relics of History
Background history of why we have two school systems.
Speaker: Bill Grubb from Civil Rights in Public Education

DISCRIMINATION

                UN Declares Canada Guilty of Discrimination       
UN ruling on the Ontario school system
Speaker: Renton Patterson from Civil Rights in Public Education
       
               
Listen to the Children
The universal rights of children
Speaker: Homa Arjmand from the No Sharia Campaign

10.45 – 11.00     MID-MORNING BREAK with refreshments

When teaching is not enough     
Teachers being denied employment at separate schools.
Speaker: Barbara Santamaria from Civil Rights in Public Education

The long and short distances of schooling   
The insane policy of forcing children out of their neighbourhood to attend school.
Speaker: Richard Thain from Secular Ontario

The Cultural Division 
No other religion receives public funds for schools
Speaker: Justin Trottier from the Centre For Inquiry Canada

An Inconvenient Truth
                   The separate school policy on sexual orientation
Speakers: Andrea Houston from xtra

12:00 – 12:30 pm        Q & A period

12:30– 1:30 pm LUNCH


FINANCIAL ASPECTS:

Shattering the Myth of Separate School Funding 
Dismantling the myth about only Catholic taxpayers   
funding separate schools
                Speaker: Frank de Jong from the Green Party

Saving Over a Billion Dollars a Year    
The true cost of having two school systems
Speaker: Mike Evans from the Canadian Secular Alliance 


Political Action
What must be done
Speaker: Malcolm Buchanan Civil Rights in Public Education

2:15–
3:00           COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE

3:00           CLOSING REMARKS
                Gary Fitzgibbon, One School System Network

3:00–
6:00          NETWORKING

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