Conference Program 2010

Sponsored by the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan
Friday and Saturday, March 5 & 6, 2010

Friday, March 5th - 7:30-9:30pm

The Honourable Scott Brison, M.P.

  • Introduction: Margi Corbett, Conference Moderator
  • Greetings from the City of Saskatoon: Darren Hill, Saskatoon City Council
  • The Peter Corren Award for Outstanding Achievement presented by Don Cochrane
  • Welcome to Scott from Svend Robinson.
  • Introducing The Honourable Scott Brison: Peggy Schmeiser, University of Saskatchewan, Inter-Governmental Relations Office
  • Thanks to Scott: Erica McFadden

Reception to follow


Saturday, March 6th - 9:00am-4:30pm - Goodspeed Lecture Theatre, Commerce 18

Moderator: Margi Corbett

Displays Room: #3

Morning Sessions

8:30am Coffee, tea, and juice courtesy of SIAST Student Affairs

9:00-9:30am Anthony Santaro and James McNinch, "Camp fYrefly—2009 and 2010”

9:30-10:30am Panel on Courage, Integrity, and Authenticity in Public Leadership

  • Wayne Clements (Elementary school vice-principal)
  • Pat Atkinson (MLA, Saskatoon Nutana)
  • Camp fYrefly Student Erica McFadden
  • Rev. Shawn Sanford-Beck

10:30-11:00am Coffee Break - Sponsored by the SIAST Student Affairs

11:00-11:30am Hate and Bias Crimes, Constable Hal Lam (Cultural Resource Officer), Saskatoon Police Service. This session will explore how to recognize, deal with, and report hate and bias crimes.

11:30am-12:00pm Good News: Hope We Can Believe In! Facilitator: Elizabeth Cooney

Lunch: 12:00-1:30pm

Camp fYrefly reunion: Facilitator: Anthony Santoro: Room #18 (Goodspeed)

SSAGA Annual Meeting: Room #12

First Afternoon Session 1:30-2:20pm

(1) Mona Holmlund

Women Together Women Together was published in 1999 by Running Press of Philadelphia. For three years, the authors traveled North America finding couples with the courage to come out in the pages of a coffee-table book celebrating lesbian couples. Pursuing integrity and authenticity was a challenge. Working together as a gay/straight team, the photographer and writer discovered the politics of publishing, the behind-the-scenes diplomacy involved in approaching various celebrity participants, and ultimately the compromises and triumphs in producing a book like this for the mass-market. Facilitator: Don Cochrane, Room #103

(2) Cindie Neudorf, RespectED Trainer, Beyond the Hurt Workshop

The Canadian Red Cross program called “RespectED: Violence and Abuse Prevention” has been promoting safe, supportive relationships and healthy communities since 1984. The RespectED mandate is to educate children, youth and adults on the effects of abuse, neglect, violence, bullying and harassment and to identify helping resources. This workshop explores bullying and harassment; personal, sexual and abuse of power and authority. It is based on interactive youth activities including infoFriday, March 5th - 7:30-9:30pm

(3) Sheelah McLean, Sexy You!(th): 'Buying in' to Raunch Culture.

This session will expose various media that sell a particular form of youth sexual identity. Products such as 'Girls Gone Wild' and 'Striptease' fashion are fast being sold as an indication of progress and sexual freedom. In particular, our culture has come to accept a specific form of girl-on-girl lesbianism that is controlled by men and created for male consumption, while other sexual expressions are shunned. What can youth do to disrupt the 'pornification' of our sexual identity? Facilitator: Jennifer Acton, Room #116

(4) Lisa Jewell, Subtle Discrimination Directed Toward Gay Men and Lesbian Women: What It Consists Of and How We Can Address It

Subtle discriminatory behaviours refer to actions that are not explicitly directed toward gay men and lesbian women, but nevertheless serve to indirectly disparage or harm members of these social groups. In this session, information will be shared about the various forms of subtle discrimination that may be perpetrated, heterosexuals’ reasons for engaging in subtle anti-gay/lesbian behaviours, and the impact of subtle discrimination on gay and lesbian individuals. In addition, strategies that can address this subtle discrimination will be presented. Facilitator: Jen Green , Room #12

Second Afternoon Session 2:30-3:20pm (Workshop descriptions are the same as for Session One)

(1) Mona Holmlund, Women Together Women Together (Philadelphia: Running Press, 1999). Facilitator: Kris Wall, Room #103

(2) Cindie Neudorf, RespectED Trainer, Beyond the Hurt Workshop. Facilitator: Don Cochrane, Room #112

(3) Sheelah McLean, Sexy You!(th): 'Buying in' to Raunch Culture. Facilitator: Jen Green, Room #116

(4) Lisa Jewell, Subtle Discrimination Directed Toward Gay Men and Lesbian Women: What It Consists Of and How We Can Address It. Facilitator: Dave Little, Room #12

Closing: 3:30-4:30pm

Bridge City Chorus

5:00pm Pride Centre Event