Racism

The Anti-Racist Classroom

Nessrine Lara Lemqadem Alyass

Nessrine Lara Lemqadem Alyass considers how educators can help create an anti-racist classroom.

Decoding the Dress Code

Alyssa Gray-Tyghter

Alyssa Gray-Tyghter writes about the inequities embedded in school board dress code policies.

Letter from the Editor

Izida Zorde

The spring issue of Voice considers how we practise inclusion in our classrooms, and reflects on the impacts of the Conservative government agenda on Ontario students and educators and the importance of mobilizing our members and engaging our communities.

Looking Back with Pride

Sharon O’Halloran

ETFO’s 20th anniversary is an opportunity to look back on our remarkable legacy as an organization. Since our formation in 1998, we have worked tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of our members and our students and made important gains for our members through collective bargaining.

New Political Realities and Lessons from Progressive Social Movements

Sam Hammond

The election of Donald Trump in the US has had powerful reverberations internationally. This new political reality underlines the importance of ETFO continuing to work with and support our social justice partners. We must work together to fight against systems that undermine and oppress us.

Letter from the Editor

Izida Zorde

In this issue of Voice, we consider the factors that contribute to social and economic precarity.

From the Editor

Izida Zorde
The spring issue of Voice is focussed on moving forward and organizing together for the change we want to see. The pandemic has been incredibly difficult for educators and other frontline workers and we all look forward to finally moving beyond it and rebuilding towards a future that centres equity and investment in public education, public services and communities.