Public Education: Championing Lasting Change

Join us at First Call’s Fall Public Education Forum with special guest, Annie Kidder from People for Education in Ontario.

Public education allies often find themselves rushing from one issue to the next in what seems like an unending series of crisis. This forum aims to explore what collective strategies we can pursue to embed positive and systemic change that survives from one election to the next.

When: Saturday, September 22nd from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre (room 2555), SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

9:00-9:30am: Registration and Coffee
9:30 – 11:00am Opening Plenary: Glen Hansman (BCTF) and Annie Kidder (People for Education)
11:15-12:30pm: Breakout Session 1
12:30-1:15pm: Lunch
1:15-2:30pm: Breakout Session 2
2:45-4pm: Seth Klein (CCPA) on Proportional Representation Election Reform, and closing remarks.

Breakout Sessions
1. Larry Kuehn and Elizabeth Blackwood, The Institute for Public Education BC
2. Andrea Sinclair, President, BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils
3. Erika Cedillo and Tina Dam, Inclusion BC on Inclusion
4. Galen Hutcheson from Parent Advocacy Network on Curriculum and Inclusion

Click here to RSVP for this free event – some spaces are still available.

Coffee, tea, lunch and light snacks will be provided.

About Annie Kidder

Annie is the Executive Director and a founder of People for Education. A former theatre director, she became engaged in public education as a civil society issue during the late 1990’s when there was a great deal of disruption and debate in Ontario’s public education system. Since then, she has received numerous awards for her education advocacy and is regularly sought out by the media as an expert on public education issues. She has been a keynote speaker at conferences across Canada, in Europe, Africa and South America.