Head Organizer Rayne Fisher-Quann’s speech at the March for Our Education rally in Toronto, 21 July 2018.
Please give her a follow and say thanks – Rayne on Twitter.
“Hey everyone!! As some of you know, yesterday was the March for Our Education protest. I can’t express enough how incredible of an experience it was for me, and how amazing it felt seeing over 1000 people gathered to support the cause. It seems like months ago that Frank Hong called me and we decided to put together a protest, even though it’s only been 10 days! I’m so excited to see where our movement goes with our incredible team (Gerd Bizi and Le Nguyen)!! Anyway, at the protest I got the opportunity to say what I’ve been thinking for a long time in the form of an open letter. Here it is if you want to see it.“
- Rayne Fisher-Quann
The Ontario Government’s repeal of the updated health and physical education curriculum threatens the health and safety of children and youth. The impacts of this repeal will put children and youth at an increased risk of negative physical, mental, and sexual health outcomes.
The updated curriculum provided improved information, skills, and strategies needed to keep our children and youth healthy and safe. From affirming gender diverse youth to recognizing signs of cyber abuse, it is essential that education in Ontario reflects the realities of the 21st century.
Let Ontario’s kids know that we have their back. Join us in protecting the equity and dignity of all Ontarians.