Somewhere Over the Rainbow Sticker

Track:
Spotlight Speakers
What:
1 Hour Session
When:
9:00 AM, Friday 14 Feb 2020 (1 hour 45 minutes)
Where:
Location : TELUS Convention Centre - TELUS 109

Ivan Coyote is an award-winning author of twelve books, and a renowned live performer. Coyote has also been touring public schools across the continent and beyond for nearly two decades, working to ensure a safe and respectful learning environment for all students, always with the careful eye and tender heart of a fellow misfit. (School can be a scary place when you are different. Bullying and exclusion often occur because a student falls outside of the mainstream; whether that be their race, financial circumstances, language, ability, sexuality, or gender identity. Because LGBTQ2S+ people have made such huge advances in terms of human rights and representation these last few years, more and more youth are feeling empowered enough to come out. We need to make sure that we are ready to welcome them, and that we have the resources, knowledge and information at the ready to support them.) Ivan knows that by addressing the needs of marginalized youth, we can build a better and safer school environment for all of our kids. Coyote uses personal narrative and the well-honed timing of a gifted storyteller to bring us a powerful message of hope and resilience.
Participant
Writer and Storyteller

Attendees

    54 Attendees