Within one week in May 2020, George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, Amy Cooper called 911 in New York City, and Regis Korchinski Paquet fell to her death in the presence of police in Toronto. Protests of George Floyd's death by police, fueled by years and decades of ineffective action against Anti-Black Racism have spread around the world. A community member noted that while all this is newsworthy, none of it is new. People are tired and angry.
This page, started on June 1, 2020 will document our actions moving ahead in order to be accountable as a school to our community.
September 2, September 11, 2020 - Anti-Racism Training for all School Staff
June 9, 2020 - Family Council Meeting
- (Principal Action)Pending TDSB Communication Protocol, IRC will notify community of discriminatory acts, naming the act and including plan of action. A summary of communication by the Principal to classes of students resulting from incidents requiring discipline will be shared with community.
- (School Action)Anti-Oppression Professional Development for all IRC staff, planned but cancelled in 19/20 will commence online on June 17, 2020. Time frame for work will be June 2020 to December 2020.
- (Family Council Action)Parent Workshop: Raising Race Conscious Kids - frequently postponed this year, will be planned with online contingency for October 2020.
June 2: An IRC Student's Action! - Luna's Pledge to End Racism: https://endracism.squarespace.com
Andreas Ghabrial, Principal