Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) tour the Archives!

On Monday May 16th, 2011 the folks at the CLGA enjoyed the honour of meeting over 40 enthusiastic students from the GSA chapter of Richmond Green Secondary School. The Springtime showers didn't hold these kids back as they eagerly toured the premises asking thoughtful questions along the way. The CLGA was but the first stop on a fieldtrip led by activist Enza Anderson. In my experience as a volunteer, the Richmond Green group was the largest student turnout the CLGA has seen and it was great to see such a rallying of interest. Upon leaving the Archives the students visited the George Hislop Park, Glad Day Bookshop, Pride Toronto, the 519 Church Street Community Centre, Proud FM, the Bank of Montreal and Woody's. The fieldtrip was coordinated by the GSA representative Tiffany Cece and I would like to say thank you for connecting the Archives with Richmond Green students. You guys were great!

Pearse Murray -
"Everyone loves a hero, George Hislop was one of ours,
I hope you find your hero"

So many students! 
Andrea Houston of Xtra caught up with the tour and wrote a very nice article which really captures the energy and engagement of the students.

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