Anti-Black Racism in Ontario’s School System – Reflecting & Reacting as a School Community

Frankland’s 3rd and final session in this series will specifically look at the history of anti-Black racism in Ontario’s school system. It will provide an overview of education during enslavement, segregation in Canada and issues such as: streaming, low teacher expectations, high push-out rates and disengaging Euro-centric curriculum.

Participants will learn about Black educational activism including the work of: Hidey school teachers, Lennox Farrel, Marlene Green, Anyika Tafari, Monday Gala, Donna Harrow and others. Parents will discuss opportunities to support their children to confront anti-Black racism as a school.

Free and open to community members and other schools! Please share!

Register here

NOTE: active participation during the workshop is welcome and encouraged, but not mandatory! Feel free to attend to ‘only’ learn and listen, use the chat function if you prefer, and have cameras on or off. The most important step is to care enough to show up and be eager to learn! And please do stay as long as possible – the breakout rooms & closing session were incredibly well-received in the last two workshops.

Wellness Wednesday: May 26

Family Nutrition and Picky Eating – making sure your family is eating well:

Our last Wellness Wednesday speaker will be Vania Tong, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at South Riverdale Community Health Centre.

Vania works primarily with the pediatric population (0 to 18 years) and people living with diabetes. She will be speaking on family nutrition and introducing Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility and intuitive eating to address the topic of picky eating.

She would like to know a bit about our community to prepare for her talk. She would also like to hear any questions you have for her. Please fill out the form (in comments). Add your name if you wish.

Topic: Wellness Wednesday- Intuitive Eating
Time: May 26, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/98262937429?pwd=UmtjRDhZZDk5VEdYNWp1NHNpblZMQT09

Meeting ID: 982 6293 7429
Passcode: 581571

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TOMORROW: Raising a Body-Positive Child

Join Natalie Borch for a workshop and conversation about how to raise kids to feel confident in their bodies, how to speak about bodies with our children, and stop the cycle of negative body-image.

Natalie is a local mom, entrepreneur and body confidence speaker. She is the owner of The Pink Studio, a body-positive fitness and dance studio on the Danforth. Natalie is also a speaker who shares her tips and stories with corporate teams across Ontario, and on the air as a body confidence expert on The Morning Show and The Social.

Growing up in the competitive dance world, Natalie learned how dangerous the things we hear as children about diets, eating and bodies can shape your confidence and self-worth well into adulthood. Raising her own tween daughter, she is passionate about breaking that cycle and helping our children have healthy relationships with their own bodies.

If you have questions for Natalie, please submit them here:

https://forms.gle/N33G5yUkoAgtURpq9

Topic: Wellness Wednesday- Body Positivity
Time: May 5, 2021 07:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/91301101576?pwd=RmJvV2lLdWt5MnBMN0Y0K0lPTkNqUT09

Meeting ID: 913 0110 1576
Passcode: 458887

Here is a also a relevant booklist, shared by Natalie: click here

Raising a Body-Positive Child

Join Natalie Borch for a workshop and conversation about how to raise kids to feel confident in their bodies, how to speak about bodies with our children, and stop the cycle of negative body-image.

Natalie is a local mom, entrepreneur and body confidence speaker. She is the owner of The Pink Studio, a body-positive fitness and dance studio on the Danforth. Natalie is also a speaker who shares her tips and stories with corporate teams across Ontario, and on the air as a body confidence expert on The Morning Show and The Social.

Growing up in the competitive dance world, Natalie learned how dangerous the things we hear as children about diets, eating and bodies can shape your confidence and self-worth well into adulthood. Raising her own tween daughter, she is passionate about breaking that cycle and helping our children have healthy relationships with their own bodies.

If you have questions for Natalie, please submit them here:

https://forms.gle/N33G5yUkoAgtURpq9

Topic: Wellness Wednesday- Body Positivity
Time: May 5, 2021 07:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/91301101576?pwd=RmJvV2lLdWt5MnBMN0Y0K0lPTkNqUT09

Meeting ID: 913 0110 1576
Passcode: 458887

Anti-Black Racism Workshop – Part II is tomorrow – don’t forget to register!

Workshop for Frankland families, educators and members of our community (open to the wider community and other schools- feel free to share). PART II of a 3-part workshop; but no need to have attended the previous session – feel free to attend.

Register to receive Zoom link on April 27:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1S8hF0iQKe4aviQw1RfJ3M7mihylQvUJT6BL8a_LBxG4/viewform?ts=6075f745&edit_requested=true

Workshop description (PART II):

– The second session of the workshop moves from theory into a practice for sharing tools with children on how to recognize, challenge, and resist anti-Black racism.

– Facilitators will provide tips and resources for how to present information and analysis to children in a way that is age appropriate, safe, empowering, and engaging.

– The group will discuss how children and families can engage in self-love and transformative allied actions and will plan mini lessons for their families in breakout groups.

NOTE: active participation during the workshop is welcome and encouraged, but absolutely not mandatory! Feel free to attend to ‘only’ learn and listen, use the chat function if you prefer, and have cameras on or off. The most important step is to care enough to show up and be eager to learn! And please do stay as long as possible – the breakout rooms & closing session were incredibly well-received in the last workshop.

Organized by the Frankland School Council’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committee, in collaboration with the principal’s office. Facilitated by the Freedom School Toronto.