Workshop to combat disinformation and racism on the occasion of United Nations International Day of Peace
MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The International Forum on Peace, Security and Prosperity (IFPSP), a not-for-profit corporation with the mission of educating future generations by promoting world peace, today announced a workshop to be held at the English Montreal School Board's (EMSB) Rosemount High School on Wednesday, September 21 – the United Nations (UN) International Day of Peace.
Entitled "End Racism. Build Peace." the workshop aims to increase awareness of UN Peace initiatives, explore misinformation and the promotion of racism, and advance resilience among students. Structured as two 60-minute sessions, the workshop will present models for critical thinking and consensus-building, include discussion and conclude with an action plan. The workshop will be facilitated by Ryan McHugh, a 28-year-old volunteer who has worked with the IFPSP since its foundation.
"Annually, students at Rosemount High School recognize the International Day of Peace and this workshop will allow our students to further engage with the meaning of the day," says Lino Buttino, Principal, Rosemount High School. "We hope that this workshop will lead to enhanced awareness about global issues and initiate change among our students – the leaders of tomorrow."
"International Peace Day provides an opportunity and a platform for us to discuss the importance of working together and to promote peace in our community," adds Vince Lacroce, Spiritual and Community Animator, EMSB. "I am very excited to dialog alongside this team to foster positive change in our community and to help develop and implement programs at our school."
"We are grateful to Rosemount High School for their support," concludes Steve Gregory, Founder, IFPSP. "We hope to roll-out similar workshops across the province, country and beyond. Advancing UN objectives including combatting racism is central to our vision. We also wish to promote our Essay-Writing Contest. Most recently, a student from Montreal came in third place – out of hundreds of submissions from all over the world. The next IFPSP will be held in March 2023, hosted virtually and in-person in Sicily, Italy. Earlier this year, the Forum attracted more than 2,500 participants from 35 countries. In 2023, we expect to see that number grow to more than 3,000 participants."
Note to Media:
Ryan McHugh, Lino Buttino, Vince Lacroce and Steve Gregory are available for telephone, video and in-person interviews. You are also invited to Rosemount High School, 3737 Beaubien E., H1X 1H2, on September 21 at 11:00 AM.
The IFPSP is a registered not-for-profit corporation founded in 2019. Its mission is to educate and inform future generations by promoting the establishment and maintenance of lasting peace, security and prosperity. The IFPSP supports the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 13, 14, 15 and 16, relating to climate change and institutions of justice. For more information, please visit https://psp-forum.org/.
Mark Lowe, PRagmatic Communications
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SOURCE International Forum on Peace, Security and Prosperity