There is no learning in feeling like you have to be silent.
What do we know about the cities we live in and how their histories – good and bad, paint a critical picture from where we’ve come, the influence that has on us, and the clues those stories provide in guiding our path forward?
We have to be okay with where we are now in our opinions and what we know about the world because this is where life has taken us so far.
I dream of our kids being able to be openly inquisitive in exploring these sensitive topics most of all, which includes teaching children strong communication skills. Ensuring our youth have the tools required to have these critical conversations without anyone feeling shamed, gamed, or that their opinions are wrong because our Other doesn’t agree with them.
Irshad, if we want students, parents, and leaders within society to understand the complexity of any issue, we have to be able to have honest and safe conversations without fear or judgement; plain and simple.
Be humble in addressing these sensitive topics, while keeping in mind the next generation of youth watching how we engage in this critical discourse.
I am eager to introduce you to Irshad and to share what she has taught me about engaging in conversations that often divide, in an effort to find a common path forward.
At some point, the articles of impeachment will face trial in the Senate. All indications with the way the Senate is represented, are that Trump will not be removed from office and impeachment will once again be nothing more than a couple of post-nominal letters next to his name like PhD, CCC, LLM, ImP.
OPINION: Politics vs. Unions (A pdf version of this opinion piece can also be found here) By Larry Pattison, former HWDSB Trustee and Protector at INSE RE: Recent Labour Negotiations Between the Province and OSSTF December 16, 2019 – Although I have never personally been represented by a union, I have seen more than a […]