Students sitting at large desks in classroom
Photo by Christine Cousins

On Privilege: Building Community Through Classroom Conversations

Mandi Hardy

see injustices taking place. It’s the least we can do.

Author’s Note:  All the names of the students quoted in this article were fl agged by Spellcheck, except for the name of the one white student. This is a simple, yet profound, example of the way Euro-Western privilege is reinforced.

Mandi Hardy is a member of the Peel Elementary Teacher Local.


teacher pointing at map while class is gathered around

For some time now, I have been examining my thoughts and actions as I recall my years in the classroom.

Teachers sitting together brainstorming

Eliminating violence against women has always been one strong focus of ETFO’s advocacy work.