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October 6, 2003
Media Advisory: Political Appeal -- highlights youth voice in the political arena
A two-hour discussion on the political arena will dispel the image of cynical
and apathetic youth. On Tuesday, October 7, 500 secondary school students will
stream into the St. Lawrence Centre for "Political Appeal -- Representation,
Diversity & Integrity," to learn more about the political arena. Featured
speakers include young people who are running for office, and who have ideas
for political reform.

Speakers include:
Dennis Pilon: Fairvote Canada, political scientist with the University of
Melanya Liwanag Aguila: YWCA, member of the Philippine Women's Centre of
Ontario and the Philippine Students Activists Workers Artists.
Kehinde Bah: Rush the Vote, an initiative of the Black Students Association,
and Ready, Set, Vote!, a one-day voting forum where the blueprints for the
future get drawn up by youth.

Date: Tuesday, October 7
Times: 1 p.m.
Location: St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
27 Front St. E.

Political Appeal -- is presented by the St. Lawrence Centre FORUM, Toronto
Youth Cabinet and the YWCA Toronto.

Media Contact:
Carolyn Langdon, St. Lawrence Centre FORUM, phone: 416-366-1656 ext. 274,



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