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The “OWNING YOUR PATH” Women’s Empowerment Conference

February 04, 2019

The DDSB Education Centre will host an engaging group of speakers to explore topics of women's empowerment through activities, presentations, and discussion. The "Owning Your Path" Women's Empowerment Conference will feature a keynote address from Shawnee Talbot, a singer/songwriter from Six Nations of the Grand River, who will perform three of her punchy rock/soul songs. Talbot is also an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ equality, and is a strong proponent of justice for youth and women in Indigenous communities.

Students will select sessions to attend from the areas of Self-Expression, Entrepreneurship, and Well-Being. Presenters will cover a variety of topics including songwriting, math hacks, career and life planning and positive body image. Students will also participate in fun activities like Zumba, a collective art project and parasport volleyball and bocce ball. This event promises to have something for everyone. We look forward to having you join us.

Exploring Empowerment Through Self-Expression,
Entrepreneurship, and Well-Being

Event:                   The "OWNING YOUR PATH" Women's Empowerment Conference                            

Date:                     February 8, 2019                              

Time:                    9:00 am – 12:00 pm                       

Location:             Education Centre, 400 Taunton Road East            

Audience:            Grades 7 – 9 (Students who identify as female or gender non-conforming)

Arrangements can be made in advance or on-site for interviews and/or photo opportunities. 


Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
TTY 905-666-6943, 877-868-5575
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