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June 5, 2000
Conference offers performances, displays, sessions to promote anti-racist/anti-bias children's services
Toronto Children's Services presents its ninth annual Anti-Racism Anti-Bias
Conference and Resource Fair on Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7. More
than 600 people are expected to participate in this free event, which includes
an extensive line-up of panelists and speakers, and also offers a resource fair
featuring displays of anti-bias/anti-racism child care and school materials.

The opening ceremonies will feature performances by members of the First
Nations community and the Conflict Resolution Managers, who are students in
grades 5 - 8 from St. Agnes Elementary School.

Keynote speaker Charles Smith will discuss racism in an environmental/social
context and its adverse impact on young children, their families and
communities. On both Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, the conference will
feature concurrent sessions that cover key anti-racism and anti-bias issues
from a wide range of perspectives. Also, children will enjoy storytelling
sessions at the Frontier College Reading Tent.

Date: Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7, 2000
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Columbus Centre
901 Lawrence Avenue West
(Southwest corner of Dufferin and Lawrence)

Key times: Tuesday:
Opening Ceremonies: 9:15 a.m.
Keynote Address: 10:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Special Panel Presentation: 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Concurrent Sessions: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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