February 2018 East & West Dialogue Announcement and Minutes

The East & West Dialogue February 2018

Guest speakers:
Mr. Quincy James, Principal of Henry Kelsey Senior Public School &
Ms. Marcia Pate, principal of Iroquois Junior public School

Mr. James was born and grew up in Toronto, with a Trinidadian heritage.  His undergraduate major was Art.  Ms. Pate came to Toronto from Jamaica as a fourth grader.  Her undergraduate major was Physical Education.  Different in personalities, preferences and growing background, each of them has a unique perspective and experience with cultural differences, stereotyping issues, and ways to deal with them.  As established members of this society, they do share things in common: self-confidence, aspiration, and a comprehensive understanding and pursuit of multiculturalism.  What personal stories would they bring to us?  What are the approaches that take them through their life’s successes and challenges?  As veteran educators in our neighbourhood, how would they evaluate their  students’ behaviours at school?  Do they have any tips or suggestions to help our kids perform better socially?

Welcome to join our monthly special event, the East&West Dialogue, listen and talk to our guest speakers, and get answers to those questions and more, should you have any.  Maybe, with our guests’ perspectives, we’ll get to take a deeper look at the society, its rules, and ourselves as well!

Time: Thursday February 22, 2018
6:30-7:00 PM  Dinner & social (pizza, dumpling, water, etc. will be provided)
7:00-8:30 PM  Dialogue & discussion

Venue: Iroquois Junior Public School, 265 Chartland Blvd., Scarborough (near Finch & Brimley; free school parking lot available)

Cost: Free (dinner included).  A donation of a loonie or a toonie would also be appreciated.

Parents or kids, professionals or students, everyone is welcome!  Please RSVP by Wednesday February 21 at: ericliujt@gmail.com.

Thanks, and we look forward to meeting you!

学东西俱乐部之东西对话

对话嘉宾:
Henry Kelsey中学校长 Quincy James先生和
Iroquois小学校长 Marcia Pate女士

James先生的父母来自特立尼达多巴哥。他在多伦多出生、长大,大学里主修艺术。Pate女士则是在小学四年级时从牙买加来到多伦多,大学时主修体育。有着黑皮肤的他们,性格、爱好、精力各不相同,对文化差异、社会成见的体验和看法也就不尽相同。但作为受人尊敬的社会人,他们身上又有不少相似之处,比如自信、努力、对多元文化的理解和追求。他们会分享什么样的成长故事?同为少数族裔的我们,能否藉由他们的视角,更全面地了解这个社会和它的规则,以及我们自己?在亚裔学生占多数的学校当了多年校长,他们对孩子们在学校的行为表现有哪些观察?又有什么建议?

如果你也对这些充满好奇,或者还有更多问题,那么请到学东西俱乐部来参加我们二月份的特别活动,于两位个性鲜明的校长座谈,彼此交流。

时间: 2018年2月22日(周四)晚6:30-8:30
其中6:30-7:00为晚餐及社交时间(提供pizza、饺子等)
7:00-8:30为座谈会时间
地点: Iroquois Junior Public School, 265 Chartland Blvd., Scarborough (Finch & Brimley附近,学校停车场免费泊车)
费用:成人及学生均免费(包括一份简单的晚餐),也欢迎捐助一、两元的茶水钱。

请在2月21日(周三)午夜前报名订座,以便我们预定晚餐。报名请发电邮至:ericliujt@gmail.com

期待与你相聚,一起学习,共同进步!

 P.S
Participants: Aaron, Benson, Eric, Feng, Jackie, Jeffrey, Jerry, LeVon, Marina, Michelle, Yan, Yang, Yong

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