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Students in the Addressing Injustices project engage in an activity called Big Paper

Addressing Injustices: Teachers and Adolescents Coauthoring Social Justice-Oriented Literacy Curriculum (2015-2021)

Funded by an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (March 2015), this project involves 150 students and 100 teacher candidates over five years as partners in co-creating arts-based projects and social justice curriculum for five young adult novels that explore issues of ethnic, racial, religious or gender identity, cultural, and the function of power in society. More information is available at www.addressinginjustices.com.

Principal Investigator: Rob Simon (CUS)
Co-Investigator: Sarah Evis (TDSB)

Research Assistants:     

Ty Walkland (CTL)
Ben Gallagher (CTL)
Douglas Friesen (CTL)
Ashleigh Allen (CTL)
Bishop Owis (CTL)
Lindsay Cavanaugh (CTL)
Jennifer Emelife (CTL)

benjamin lee hicks (2015-2019)
Kate Reid (2017-2019)
Pam Baer (2015-2018)
Velta Douglas (2015-2016)


Gender. Sexuality. School.

A curated information hub for current news, conferences, books, and events of interest to local, provincial, national, and international LGBTQ communities. The site has been created and is maintained by Tara Goldstein, a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Tara is also the Founding and Artistic Director of Gailey Road Productions, a theatre company that currently produces research-based theatre on issues of gender, sexuality through an intersectional lens (www.gaileyroad.com). The site contains a monthly blog, two podcasts, and a resource page compiled by hub team member Bishop Owis. Visit www.gendersexualityschool.ca.

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