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Centre for Urban Schooling

Forum on Equity and Social Justice in Education












Join us for a Panel & Discussion


OISE Library, 5:00-8:00pm

252 Bloor Street West (St. George Subway)

Educators, Students & Community Members Welcome

Refreshment will be served at 5:00pm

Guest Panelists

Jackson Potter is a Chicago teacher and founding member of the Caucus of Rank and File Educators
(CORE) and the Grassroots Education Movement. Jackson was a leader in the recent Chicago Teachers
strike. He currently serves the Chicago Teachers Union as its staff coordinator.

Nigel Barriffe is a TDSB elementary school teacher in Rexdale. Nigel has been serving the
community of Etobicoke‐North through civic engagement, community development and youth
leadership for many years.

Tim McCaskell is a long‐time Toronto writer, activist and educator who in 2005 published
“Race to Equity: Disrupting Educational Inequality”, a history of the struggle for equity in
Toronto public schools.

Monica Rosas is a secondary school teacher who describes herself as an artist, educator, and
agitator. Monica challenges and provokes discussion on gender, the environment and the
experiences of racialized young people throughout Toronto’s urban schools.


In partnership with ETT, OSSTF and Educators for Peace and Justice
From Chicago to Toronto: Educational Activisim in Increasingly Conservative Times
Listen to Panel & Discussion with Jackson Potter, Nigel Barriffe,
Tim McCaskell and Monica Rosas.


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