Holodmor will be recognized at TDSB

From The Villager:

The Holodomor… will now be recognized on the fourth Friday of November in all Toronto public schools starting this year.
The motion by Ward 12 (Willowdale) Trustee Mari Rutka to honour those who died during the Holodomor was unanimously approved at the last Toronto District School Board meeting in late August.

Recognition is nice, but education and awareness in our schools is wanted from the Ukrainian Canadian community.

“In order to support that (motion), there will be another motion to the programs committee this month to develop resource materials for teachers so they can discuss this issue with their students,” she (Rutka) said.

We’ve been told this before, the extra work students can do on their own time.

The motion to include the Holodomor into the public school board’s curriculum will be brought forward to the program and school services committee Wednesday, Sept. 10 (at 6:30pm)

Here we go again! I’ll be blogging from there for sure to keep everyone posted. For up-to-the-minute postings, watch out for me uploading pictures to Flickr and writing updates to Twitter.

Wed. Sept 10th at 6:30pm
Toronto District School Board
5050 Yonge St, North York (Google map)

By car: Just north of the 401 on Yonge & North York Blvd., by Mel Lastman Square & Toronto Centre for the Arts
By subway: A quick walk from the TTC North York Centre station, one stop north of Sheppard

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