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SD42 Diversity Presentation for Parents

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Thomas Haney

23000 116 Avenue

Maple Ridge, BC V2X 0T8

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The SD42 District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) invite all SD42 Parents and Guardians to attend this Diversity Presentation in support of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Education.

Separate invitations will go out to SD42 faculty and select students for similar presentations the same week. This particular invite is for parents only. Please RSVP before April 23 if you plan to attend so that we can ensure we have enough seating.

Presenter: Ivan Coyote

Keynote Title: Somewhere Over the Rainbow Sticker

Ivan Coyote is an award-winning author of eleven books and a renowned 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. 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 raconteur to bring us a powerful message of hope and resilience.

The Globe and Mail newspaper called Coyote "a natural-born storyteller" and the Ottawa Xpress once said that "Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture."

Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur. Ivan's stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.

Ivan's 11th book, Tomboy Survival Guide, was released in the fall of 2016 with Arsenal Pulp Press. Tomboy Survival Guide was named an American Library Association Stonewall Honour Book in 2016, shortlisted for the prestigious Hilary Weston Roger's Trust prize for non-fiction in 2017, and longlisted for Canada Reads 2018. Last fall Ivan was given an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at Simon Fraser University for their writing and activism.

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