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April 25 and 26 - Act against homophobia and bullying in Boucherville

The national tables for the fight against homophobia in the school network and the college network are joining forces to hold the 2nd conference, Act against homophobia and intimidation, on the theme "My environment welcomes diversity".

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MONTREAL, April 24, 2013 / CNW Telbec / - The national tables for the fight against homophobia in the school network and the college network, of which the Centrale des unions du Québec (CSQ) is a member, are united to hold the 2e colloquium Take action against homophobia and bullying, on the subject "My environment welcomes diversity".

The event will take place tomorrow and Friday, April 25 and 26, 2013, at the Hôtel Mortagne in Boucherville and will bring together around 170 participants.

“This conference is important for all table members and, especially for the CSQ. The conferences, exhibitions and workshops included in the program will address very sensitive issues that affect a vulnerable part of the population. These reflections are also in line with the CSQ's actions with regard to violence and bullying in schools, ”explains Pierre Jobin, vice-president of the CSQ.

Bullying and violence that hinder academic success
The objectives of the conference are to make participants aware of the impacts of bullying and homophobic violence on the success and dropping out of school of young people, to better equip them to intervene and to ensure a healthy and safe environment for young people. discrimination, bullying and homophobia. In addition, it is about realizing the importance of acting now to say no to bullying and homophobia.

Symposium participants
In particular, teaching staff (teacher, professional and support) are invited; students and parents; administrators (school boards, private educational institutions and CEGEPs); health and social services personnel who work with young people in educational establishments and youth centers; staff working with early childhood (early childhood centers and home educators); as well as members of LGBT community groups.

The importance of taking a stand
It is important that all employers and all categories of personnel take a clear stand on the bullying and homophobia experienced in schools and colleges. Fighting bullying and homophobia must be everyone's business.

For more information : www.colloquehomophobie.org

CSQ Profile
The CSQ represents nearly 200,000 members, of which nearly 130,000 are education personnel. It is the most important union organization in education in Quebec. The CSQ is also present in the health and social services, daycare, municipal, recreation, culture, community and communications sectors.

SOURCE: CSQ

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