Justin Trudeau is guest speaker Thursday night
at KDSS symposium
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Justin Trudeau is the main keynote speaker at a two-day symposium, "Today's Kids, Tomorrow's Village," being held at Kincardine District Secondary School Thursday and Friday (June 9-10).
Joining him, as keynote speakers, are Lt. Col. David Grossman and Dr. Jackson Katz.
Education and the empowerment of youth are priorities that have dominated Trudeau's professional and personal life. For the past few years, he has been speaking out across the country on education, the environment and youth issues, while encouraging all Canadians to take a more active role in shaping the future of their world.
The combination of Trudeau's electric charisma and inspirational message leaves audiences educated, entertained and ready to make a difference.
He is speaking Thursday at 7 p.m.
Grossman is an internationally-recognized scholar, author, soldier and speaker who is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. He is a former West Point psychology professor, professor of military science, and an army ranger who has combined his experiences to become the founder of a new field of scientific endeavour, termed "killology."
This new field has made revolutionary new contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the psychological cost of war, the root causes of the current "virus" of violent crime that is raging around the world, and the process of healing the victims of violence, in war and peace.
He will address audiences Thursday at 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education in schools, the sports culture and the military, as well as for his pioneering work in critical media literacy.
An educator, author, filmmaker and social theorist, Katz is co-founder of the multi-racial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at the Northeastern University's Centre for the Study of Sport in Society. Founded in 1993, MVP was one of the first programs to use a "bystander" model for gender violence prevention. Katz is one of the key architects of the bystander approach.
He is speaking Friday at 9 a.m.
Also making a keynote address is "A.R.", a victim and survivor of cyber assault. She speaks honestly about her experiences and provides excellent advice for young people about making smart choices regarding social networking sites.
In addition, the symposium features numerous workshops throughout the two days. Among them are: Your Child and Team Sports; The Bullying Dilemma; Raising Parents; How Video Games Can Sink Your Life; Ignite Your Personal Power; Dysfunctional Relationships; Overcoming Stress, Anxiety and Fear; Cyber Assault; and Media Literacy.
The event is being presented in partnership with Bruce Power, and myFM Radio, with sponsorship from Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Bruce Telecom, Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation, Montgomery Ford and Snobelen Farms.
Symposium passes are $60 each for both days, and include all keynote addresses. Floor seats for the Trudeau speech are $25 each and balcony seats are $15 each.
Tickets and passes are available at KDSS, J.B.'s Lingerie in downtown Kincardine, Walkerton District Secondary School, and A&R Music in Walkerton. Or call the school at 519-396-9151.
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Lt. Col. David Grossman
Dr. Jackson Katz
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Monday, June 06, 2011