Uniting for Children and Youth – Ottawa/Outaouais

OPERI will be one of the groups participating in this ground breaking event. Join us for a stimulating evening of networking with those who have a vision of how to build a promising future through the better treatment of children and youth. Everyone is welcome. Please spread word, join us and bring others along with you. By working together, we can make real change happen.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
7:00 to 9:00 PM
The Rideau Park United Church
2203 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Plenty of parking – OC Transpo Bus #44
Drinks and finger foods

Schooling the World asks, If you wanted to change a culture in a single generation, how would you do it?” The response is, You would change the way it educates its children.” It’s an idea this event fosters. The focus is on building a brighter future through the improved treatment of children and youth.

People described as cultural creatives are reshaping our lives. They are the students who opt-out of school, the innovative educators who are striving to bring about needed change, the parents who are demonstrating the value of unschooling, the psychologists promoting the importance of play, the environmentalists urging us to preserve and enjoy the outdoors, the social workers supporting mental heath, the politicians championing human rights, and the list goes on.

The event is a time to network, a time to consider the potential of collective action. Come to talk about what you are doing and what matters to you. Bring cards with your contact information to share for follow-up.

One Comment

  1. Nini White

    “The pursuit of knowing was freedom to me, the right to declare your own curiosities and follow them through all manner of books. I was made for the library, not the classroom. The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free. Slowly, I was discovering myself.”
    ― Ta-Nehisi Coates

    “My mother and father were always pushing me away from secondhand answers—even the answers they themselves believed. I don’t know that I have ever found any satisfactory answers of my own. But every time I ask it, the question is refined. That is the best of what the old heads meant when they spoke of being “politically conscious”—as much a series of actions as a state of being, a constant questioning, questioning as ritual, questioning as exploration rather than the search for certainty.”
    ― Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

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