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Report from Conference 2002 Organizer - April 12th

 

Dear CASAE/ACEEA Participants, Members and Friends,


The planning for our National Conference 2002 gathering May 30-31 & June 1, 2002 is well underway. We at the Department of Adult Education, Community Development and Counselling Psychology, OISE/UT and the Community Worker Programme, George Brown College are pleased to be your hosts and are looking forward to seeing you soon.


This message contains important information, please read it carefully. If I can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact:

Dr. Shahrzad Mojab

Tel.: (416) 923-6641, x2242

Fax: (416) 926-4749

Mail To Logo

smojab@oise.utoronto.ca


1. Take advantage of the early registration discount (33%) and register both for the Congress and CASAE/ACEEA by April 15, 2002. Our Association number with the Congress is 217.


Here is contact information for the Congress:


Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities

Congrès des sciences sociales et humaines

415-151 Slater, Ottawa ON K1P 5H3

Tel/Tél (613) 238-6112 Fax/Télec (613) 236-4853

email address: congress@hssfc.ca


Full registration information and online registration may be found on the Internet at:

http://www.hssfc.ca/english/congress/registration.cfm (English)

http://www.hssfc.ca/francais/congress/registration.cfm (Français)


Advance registration ends on May 15.



2. We need you to register in advance for the Cultural Night/Celebration/Awards which will take place on Thursday, May 30th at 7:00-10:00 PM at George Brown College, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism: Siegfried’s Dining Room, 300 Adelaide St. East, Downtown Toronto.


Please send a check in the amount of $30.00, payable to CASAE/ACEEA and indicate your dietary preference (vegetarian) and mail it before May 23, 2002 to the following address: Amelia Nanni, Department of Adult Education, Community Development and Counselling Psychology, OISE/UT, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1V6, CANADA.


3. Check the attached CASAE/ACEEA Program carefully and make sure that your name, institutional affiliation, and the title of your paper all are error free. I have already submitted the program to the Congress, however, minor changes to the program can be made until May 15th, before we print the final copy.


4. The Congress has informed me that they will not be able to provide audio-visual equipment for power point presentations, due to the prohibitive cost of renting the equipment. We will provide overhead projectors for all presenters who requested power point equipment.


5. When you arrive for the conference pick up your registration package from the Congress Registration Centre at the Clara Benson Building (BN) 320 Huron Street on the St. George Campus. (see map below) This building is not wheelchair accessible and we are working on alternative arrangements, should you need them. Please let us know.


The OISE/UT building site IS fully accessible from street-level entrances, although the subway system is not.


An online map of the University of Toronto, St. George St. Campus will be found at:

http://www.osm.utoronto.ca/map/


After you have registered, proceed to the Department of Adult Education, Community Development and Counselling Psychology (252 Bloor Street West, 7th Floor) which will be the home for CASAE/ACEEA participants. There is some street parking on streets adjacent to the building, but keep in mind there is a new ticketing system on Toronto streets. It will be found in a grey-coloured machine located somewhere along the block. It will take credit cards as well as cash. There is also parking directly in the building. This entrance is located at the back of the building on Prince Arthur Avenue, near Bedford Road.


6. In our panoramic South Lounge, you can pick up your final program, purchase your CASAE/ACEEA Conference Proceedings, brows through exciting literature tables, and much more. We will also serve you refreshments, hold special events (see below for the highlights) at this place and consider it as our central connecting point.


7. CASAE/ACEEA specific events, as well as the final and full Programme Schedule, will be available at our National Conference 2002 Information Centre on the website at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/cnf2002/cnf2002.html.


You may also check the Congress website for updates on many special events during the Congress at:

http://www.hssfc.ca/english/congress/scheduleofspecialevents2002.cfm (English)

http://www.hssfc.ca/english/congress/scheduleofspecialevents2002.cfm ((Français)


8. Highlight of some of our special events are:


Wednesday May 29th

Post-conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) and Pre-conference of CASAE/ACEEA


Where Are We at In Citizenship Education?

OISE/UT


Organized by:

The Citizenship Education Research network (CERN)


Four consecutive panels have been organized:


PANEL 1: Citizenship, multiculturalism and immigration

PANEL 2: Students' perceptions of citizenship and citizenship education

PANEL 3: Citizenship education in school settings

PANEL 4: Citizenship education, democracy, and global-local dynamics


A preliminary version of the pre-conference program is available online at:


http://fcis.oise.utoronto.ca/~daniel_schugurensky/cernforum_prog.html



Thursday May 30th


OPENING SESSION

OISE Auditorium (OI G162)

9:00-10:15


Ohutukalihwatakw (The word that comes before all else)

Kanuhelat̂ sla (Thanksgiving Address by Professor Eileen Antone (Department of Adult Education, Community Development and Counselling Psychology, OISE/UT and Transition Year Programme, University of Toronto)


LUNCH BREAK

1:00-2:30

A light lunch will be served


TRIBUTE TO RODNEY BOBIWASH, SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVIST

The memory of his spirit and courage lives on

Opening Prayer: Grandmother, Lillian McGregor

Honour Drum Song: Steve Teekens and youth drummers

Oral Tribute: Rebekka Tobobondong

Oral Tribute: Emmanuel Rosenthal

Memorial Presentation to Heather Howard-Bobiwash

Remarks from Heather Howard- Bobiwash

IEN Donation to Rodney Bobiwash Memorial Fund

Women’s Hand drum closing honour song

Closing word: Grafton Antone


Sponsored by:

Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education, CASEA/ACEEA

Indigenous Education Network IEN/OISE

Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association, CINSA

First Nations House, FNH/UT


CULTURAL NIGHT/CELEBRATION/AWARDS

7:00-10:00


Dinner, Music, Dancing, Storytelling & Much More

George Brown College, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism:

Siegfried’s Dining Room, 300 Adelaide St. East



Friday, May 31st

OPENING PANEL (OI 2-214)

9:00-11:00


Adult Education Policy Development in Contemporary Contexts


Budd Hall (Chair, Dean of Faculty of Education, University of Victoria)

Other Panelists to be confirmed


SPECIAL PANEL (OI 2-214)

6:00-7:30

Organized by Canada-Colombia Solidarity Campaign


Dignity In Resistance: First Encounter with the Invisible Struggles - A Minga for

Life and Against Violence

 

Minga is the name given by indigenous people in the Andes to an ancestral practice that involves entire communities in efforts towards the achievement of a common goal. Four representatives of the Canada-Colombia Solidarity Campaign (CCSC) who organized and participated directly in this effort will present the above report.




Saturday, June 1st

SPECIAL PANEL (OI 2-214)

10:00-12:00


“Save the Genesee:” Policy, Politics, and Resistance


Minister Franklin Florence

Minister Florence founded and led the F.I.G.H.T (Freedom, Independence, God, Honor, Today) organization in Rochester, NY during the middle and late 60's. The F.I.G.H.T. organization grew out of an organizing effort of Saul Alinsky who was brought to Rochester by the World Council of Churches. This struggle resulted in the integration of Kodak and has provided almost 40 years of job opportunities for African-Americans that would not have existed without this effort. Minister Franklin Florence, featured in the film Saul Alinsky Goes to War.


Bill Benet

A county legislator in Rochester and a doctoral student in Adult Education and Community Development Program at OISE/UT.

 

Following a viewing of the film, Saul Alinsky Goes to War, Minister Florence will discuss F.I.G.H.T.’s historic struggle. Then Minister Florence will be joined by Bill Benet to discuss their campaign to restore services at Rochester’s last inner-city hospital, closed in May of 2002.

 

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