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Converge 2008!

April 2nd, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

I was lucky enough to be involved in Converge last year and loved every minute of it, so I couldn’t stay away - I’m back on a writing panel again this year.

I certainly recommend it for high school students in the GTA! Here’s the info:

Ursula Franklin Academy’s S.A.S.S (Students Against Stereotyping Sexuality) presents the 4th annual CONVERGE, Creativity + Sexual Identity + Freedom.

Converge is a gathering of high school students from across Toronto to explore the relationships between creativity and sexual identity, with a concentration on gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans identities. The theme for this year is: Identity without Boundaries

Registration is easy. Simply send an email to: with the following information:

Your full name Your age on May 7th 2008. Name of the School you are currently attending Name of your staff sponsor
School phone and fax # Your personal email address

Curriculum Integration

Now in its 4th year, one of the central goals of Converge is to build a sustainable knowledge-base so that gay, lesbian, bi and trans content is integrated throughout all courses, not just presented in a quick, superficial manner - if it is mentioned at all.

Date, Time & Place

Converge will be held on MAY 7th 2008 at Ursula Franklin Academy

UFA is located at 146 Glendonwynne Ave. It is a 5 minute walk from Runnymede subway station on the Bloor TTC line. The site is wheelchair accessible. Participants are asked to be at UFA by 10:00am. Lunch will not be provided. Need more information?

There is much more to know about Converge and we realize some youth who want to come might have some issues registering; please do not hesitate to ask us anything. We can send more information such as the programs from past years. You may send all your questions or comments to:

E-mail is our preferred form of communication, however, you may call UFA at 416-393-0430 and ask for Michael Erickson.

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