Grade 8 students from 75 elementary schools throughout Windsor and Essex County gathered at the University of Windsor on Thursday, February 22nd for the annual Social Justice Forum “Together We Can Make a Difference”.
Students participated in breakout sessions on: Homelessness and Poverty, the Environment, Lessons Learned from the Holocaust, Removing the Stigma of Mental Illness and Experiential Learning Through the Arts. It’s a full day of learning and activities beginning at 8:30 a.m. and running until 4:00 p.m.
All 150 students taking part are expected to return to their home schools with the knowledge they have gained during the forum and initiate projects that foster social justice in their school communities.
The Social Justice Forum is co-sponsored by the Holocaust Education Committee of the Windsor Jewish Federation, UNIFOR Local 200 and the University of Windsor.