On December 15th, RSEKN partnered with Hillcrest High School to support and sponsor the organization of a Students4Students Black Youth Conference this upcoming spring 2018! RSEKN Co-director Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Network Coordinator Noor El-Husseini were grateful for the talking circle that took place, listening to student voices from Hillcrest Black History Club, Ridgemont High SchoolGloucester High SchoolLisgar Collegiate InstituteSir Robert Borden High School & Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School express ideas, feelings and reflections on what social justice is, visible and invisible markers of difference and what we all envision the student-led event to be! 

What do you think about student-led events or conferences? How are they different than other conferences you may have attended? Let us know!

Equity Knowledge Network (RSEKN), hosted by the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education and the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS), is a provincial multi-stakeholder bilingual knowledge mobilization network that brings equity innovators together in order to stimulate activities and support product development that can be used to break down current systemic barriers to children and youth from marginalized groups. Email: Twitter: @KNAER_RSEKN