Conference Program 2007

WE ARE AT A WATERSHED: CREATING CHANGE THROUGH ADVOCACY

Sponsored by the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan
Friday and Saturday, March 16 & 7, 2007

Friday, March 16th - 8:00pm
Quance Lecture Theatre, College of Education
  • A welcome from the University to the Honourable Pat Atkinson by Dean Cecilia Reynolds, College of Education
  • Greetings from the Honourable Pat Atkinson, Advanced Education and Employment, Government of Saskatchewan
  • Welcome to the Prairie Pride Chorus by Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, queer activists from Winnipeg

Watershed Stories Part I

Intermission

Watershed Stories Part II

The Prairie Pride Chorus of Regina
Directed by David L. McIntyre


Saturday, March 17 – 9am – 4pm

Morning Sessions—Goodspeed Lecture Theatre (Room 18), College of Commerce

9:00 am “A song about two gay fathers” and conference opening: Margi Corbett

“Our Lives as Social Activists”—A presentation by Murray and Peter Corren
This multi-media presentation will give participants a brief glance into the lives of Murray and Peter Corren, queer advocates for social justice in British Columbia who took on school boards, the social services bureaucracy, and the provincial and the federal governments. They successfully challenged policies and the law and brought about significant changes in adoption, education, and marriage. Through individual, collective, and organizational efforts, this couple achieved advancements in queer education, social services, and Canadian law that will have long-lasting and far-reaching benefits for queers across this country.

Coffee Break

11:15am-12:15pm

(A) More Good News

(B) High School Good News

Lunch: 12:15-1:30
Afternoon Sessions

First Session 1:30-2:20pm - College of Commerce

  1. Kris Wells and Andre Grace, University of Alberta: Readers’ theatre about three high school students becoming activists.  Room 12
  2. Melanie Morrison, University of Saskatchewan: Prejudice and Discrimination Experiences of Gay Men and Lesbian Women in Saskatchewan: Addressing Issues of Safety and Advocacy.  Room 16 
  3. Don Cochrane, Jinjie Wang, and Keith Owre, University of Saskatchewan: Chinese university students’ use of human rights or principled reasons to confront sexual orientation prejudice.  Room 116 
  4. George Georget and Tim Yee, STF: What are the critical actions for effective advocacy in the teaching profession?  Room 103  
  5. Shawn Sanford Beck, Anglican Church of Canada:  Spirit and Sexuality.   Room 112 

Second Session  2:30-3:20pm

  1. Chris Wells and Andre Grace, University of Alberta: Readers’ theatre about three high school students becoming activists.  Room 12 
  2. Melanie Morrison, University of Saskatchewan: Prejudice and Discrimination Experiences of Gay Men and Lesbian Women in Saskatchewan: Addressing Issues of Safety and Advocacy.  Room 116  
  3. Don Cochrane, Jinjie Wang, and Keith Owre, University of Saskatchewan: Chinese university students’ use of human rights or principled reasons to confront sexual orientation prejudice.  Room 116  
  4. George Georget and Tim Yee, STF: What are the critical actions for effective advocacy in the teaching profession?  Room 103   
  5. Nicole White, Director, Tour of the University of Saskatchewan LGBTA Centre (gather beside the “ticker tape board”!)

3:30-4:30pm - Goodspeed Lecture Theatre (Room 18), College of Commerce

“Advancing our advocacy,” led by Margi Corbett