This document is entitled “Days of Significance” and is explained as follows:
“Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Equitable Schools acknowledges and values the Days of Significance of different countries, religions, and organizations. This document is a collection of dates that are notable for either equity or educational focus, recognized by the United Nations, the Federal Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto, and the Multifaith Council of Ontario.”
So what sort of days will your children be “celebrating?”
How bout: September 23 – Mabon* (Wicca)
Novemeber 20 – International Transgender Day of Remembrance
December 17 – International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
January 24-28 – No Name Calling Week ( F%ck Off Lefties)
February 7 – International Day of Zero-Tolerance on Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation – Not at Valley Brook Middle School
When they’re not celebrating they can learn about 911!
Reactions – West Bank and Gaza
“Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian leader, also donated blood and angrily rejected any suggestion that Palestinians had rejoiced over the attacks, declaring that the Palestinian reaction was one of identification with American suffering and not satisfaction.” pg. 20
Your kids can learn about Jihad! Selected Definitions Jihad (or Jihaad) pg 117
“To strive for a better way of life. It is an Arabic word the root of which is Jahada. The nouns are Juhd, Mujahid, Jihad, and Ijtihad. The other meanings are: endeavour, strain, exertion, effort, diligence, fighting to defend one’s life, land, and religion. Jihad should not be confused with Holy War; the latter does not exist in Islam, nor will Islam allow its followers to be involved in a Holy War. The latter refers to the Holy War of the Crusaders.”
Source: Glossary of Islamic Terms and Concepts.