Conference Program 2017
The 20th Annual Breaking the Silence Conference
University of Saskatchewan College of Education
Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Our Theme: Looking back, moving forward.
Goodspeed Lecture Theatre, Edwards School of Business (Commerce) 18
University of Saskatchewan Campus
FRIDAY NIGHT—7:30-10:00 p.m.
Our moderator: Ben Abelseth
Greetings: President Peter Stoicheff, University of Saskatchewan
Mr. Charlie Clark, Mayor of Saskatoon
and Our Mystery Guest!
The Pink Unicorn
By Elise Forier Edie
Cast: Kristi Friday as Trisha Lee
Director/Designer – Aaron Hursh
Stage Manager – Emma Thorpe
After the play, please join us for a discussion with Kristi and Aaron.
SATURDAY MORNING—9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Gathering Time
Greet old friends, make new friends, browse through the Display Room (#3)
Coffee, tea, juice, and pastries
Our moderator: Margi Corbett
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Introductions and orientation to the day
“Love has no labels”—A video
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Special greetings from Svend Robinson, Mark Tewksbury, Jon Cornish, and Rick Mercer
Don Cochrane, “Celebrating Activists Murray and Peter Corren"
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Presentation of the 2017 Peter Corren Award
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee, meeting time, check out the displays
11:00 – 12:00 a.m. Looking back, moving forward—Be prepared to share!
Sheri Benson, MP for Saskatoon West, Larry Kowalchuk, human rights lawyer, and followed by open mic
Share your good news on Twitter @B_the_S #BTS2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Moderator: Elly-Jean Nielsen
Two sessions: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Choose from among theses workshops:
Lindsay Herriot, “Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Gay-Straight Alliances”
Emily Coates, “Working with transgender children and youth and mental health”
Jessica McCutcheon with Melanie Morrison, “Has prejudice against LGBT persons declined?”
Mark Perry and Sarah Gerrard, “Starting a GSA in a rural school division”
Jim Komar, “Breaking the silence on LGBT issues in prisons” (Helen Smith-McIntyre and David Feick of the Micah Mission)
A Drag Session!
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Our Spoken Word Poets are back plus, special guest Larry Kowalchuk!
Closing - Join Karen Drucker in singing “Who cares who you love?”
5:00 p.m. High-school students are invited to the campus Pride Centre for pizza!