MISSISSAUGA, Peel, December 8, 2016 — The Peel District School Board (PDSB) is inviting community members and families to a community forum, on Saturday, where attendees can provide feedback on the Board’s action plan to support black male students.
The Board’s action plan is a response to “a recently released report on the challenges facing black male students in its schools.
“The report, ‘We Rise Together: Perspectives of Black Male Students in Secondary School – Understanding the Successes and Challenges,’ was completed in September and released by the board in October. The purpose of the project was to dig deeper into the educational experiences and perceptions of black youth in the PDSB,” reported Neil Armstrong in a November 2, 2016 news story in Pride News Magazine.
The forum will consist of a presentation, followed by breakout sessions, where attendees will be able to provide feedback on two of the four focus areas of the action plan: to integrate the experiences of black Canadians into the board’s curriculum; delivering anti-racism and bias awareness professional development; community engagement; and inspiring black student leadership and engagement.
The community forum — which will be held on Saturday, December 10, from 10AM to 2PM — will take place at the HJA Brown Education Centre, at 5650 Hurontario Street, in Mississauga (parking entrance on Matheson Blvd. W.).
To attend the event, registration is mandatory at www.peelschools.org/WeRiseTogether. The Board’s action plan is available on the website for attendees to review prior to the forum.
Those unable to attend the session can submit their feedback by January 21, 2017 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.