School board seminar will look at antisemitism for viewers in Oakville, Milton, Burlington


Published February 1, 2022 at 12:13 pm

The Halton District School Board is hosting a free, virtual panel on human rights Monday, Feb. 7, for residents of Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

The first session of the Director’s Panel Series on Identity, Inclusion & Human Rights will be on Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred and will be available at the board’s website.

Everyone is invited to view the event, the goal of which is to raise awareness on historical and contemporary issues of identity, inclusion and human rights. No registration is required.

“Each session in the series will explore how issues of identity and inclusion intersect with education,” said Curtis Ennis, the board’s director of education.

“This provides an opportunity to create awareness of multiple perspectives of insight and analysis on how individual identities can be reflected and engaged in the broader HDSB community.”

Panel speakers include:

  • Dr. Karen R. Mock, human rights advocate and educator
  • Bernie Farber, chair, Canadian Anti-Hate Network
  • Rabbi Stephen Wise, spiritual leader of Shaarei-Beth El Congregation of Oakville
  • Sharon Khavkine-Binstock, McMaster University student and former HDSB student
  • Eszter Reti, Grade 12 HDSB student
  • A representative from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)

Those interested in attending the event can submit a question to the panel before or during the panel discussion through this Google form.

Future sessions in the series include Black Excellence, Transgender Awareness, Indigenous Perspectives on Decolonizing Education and Land and Perspectives on Islam.

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