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REF NO.: 94

SUBJECT: EDGE 2013 conference partners to receive Red Cross award

DATE: Dec. 8

Members of the media are invited to attend an award presentation at Memorial University’s St. John’s campus on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA), the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Faculty of Education at Memorial University are together receiving a national Red Cross Partners in Humanity Citation for their combined work in designing and hosting the EDGE 2013 conference.

The award is in recognition of their commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable people within their community by assisting the Red Cross to effectively mobilize the power of humanity.

The EDGE 2013 Conference, titled At the Edge: Creating Direction for Peace and Justice, took place Aug. 21-23, 2013, at Memorial University. The goal of the conference was to bring together people and organizations involved in educating and working with youth who recognize that in every act of violence and injustice there is a message that needs to be understood. At the conference, participants listened to and reflected on these messages and committed to personal and organizational change.

The award presentation will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. in room ED-5006 of the Education building on the St. John’s campus. Representatives from the NLTA, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Faculty of Education will each receive their award and then speak at the event. Light refreshments will be provided and limited paid parking is available in the parking garage 27A.

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For more information, please contact Lisa Pendergast, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Education, at 709-864-8617 or lpendergast@mun.ca.  

 

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