[UPDATED] March 7, 2019
TORONTO, ONTARIO: Following the Ontario court’s decision to dismiss the legal challenge regarding the government’s sex-education curriculum repeal on February 28, The 519 is organizing a public and media event to talk about the increased vulnerability of queer and trans youth to gender-based violence. Attending the event will be youth, community leaders, activists, educators, and many others.
- Mitzi Hunter, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (Scarborough—Guildwood)
- Becky McFarlane: Senior Director Programs and Services at The 519, and co-applicant (in personal capacity) with CCLA on the legal action to fight the rollback of 2015 sex-ed curriculum
- Suze Morrison Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (Toronto Centre).
- Cara Zwibel: Lawyer and Director, Fundamental Freedoms Program at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and coordinator of CCLA’s work on the sex ed issue.
- Noah Sparrow, a grade-10 trans identified student and activist who has filed a human rights complaint against the Ontario government over the removal of LGBTQ content from the health curriculum.
- Roza Nozari, Anti-Violence Initiatives Coordinator at The 519,
- Farrah Khan, the manager of Consent Comes First, Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education at Ryerson University,
- and other youth activists associated with We Have Your Back campaign.
|Friday, March 8, 2019||Speeches: 9:00 AM (Sharp)
Breakfast and interviews: 9:30AM
519 Church Street Toronto, ON
|Media will have the opportunity to speak with youth, and other speakers after the speeches.|
Soofia Mahmood, Manager Communications, The 519
SMahmood@The519.org | +1 416-355-6790
ABOUT THE 519
Canada’s largest LGBTQ2S community centre, a registered charity and a City of Toronto agency. More information about the organization: http://www.the519.org
Information about We Have Your Back, campaign against Sex-Ed repeal: https://wehaveyourbackontario.org/