On the second Tuesday of every month we will be hosting Teen Social Justice League conversation from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. The purpose of the league is to open important conversations about social justice issues in our community. We know that teens in Brampton have so much to contribute, especially when given the right platform. We reflect back on the TeenTalk conversations the library facilitated in May and again this October that touch on some of these themes. Think of the Teen Social Justice League as an extension of these conversations, but within a space devoted entirely to teens.

You don’t have to be a big reader to join. We can chat about these subjects generally, and we can refer to a variety of books, articles, pamphlets, movies or TV shows that you have come across on the topic. Below you’ll find a list of resources that you might find helpful in opening the conversation for each month’s topic.

September 13: Accessibility

Here is a list of topics and some great YA novels about accessibility:

Here are a couple of articles or publications from PressReader that highlight accessibility:

  • IN Sights (Sept 2019): Are the Robots Coming?
  • Sports Illustrated (features various articles on accessibility in sports)

Here are some fantastic films and documentaries on accessibility that you can find on Kanopy:

October 11: Gender Equality

Register for the meeting by clicking this link.

Here is a list of some great YA novels that highlight the need for equality:

Here are a few articles or publications from PressReader that highlight women:

  • Boston Sunday Globe (Sept. 2022): Stretched and Stressed: Nurses are Facing Multiple Crises
  • Business Chief (Feb. 2022): When You Empower Women You Empower Communities and Nations
  • Business Update (Aug. 2022): Time for SA Women to Rise
  • Communicate (April 2022): Women to Watch: 2022
  • I am Woman Global (Sept. 2022)
  • Lady Global Power (Sept. 2022)
  • Oil and Gas (Sept. 2022): Taking Charge: How Women and Young Talent Are Shaping the Future of the Industry

Check out these films on Kanopy, which speak about gender divides and emphasize the need for equality:

November 8: Compassion

Here is a list of some great YA novels that discuss compassion:

Here are a few articles or publications from PressReader that emphasize the need for compassion:

  • Newsweek (Sept. 2022): China’s Bid to Control the World’s Data
  • NZ Business (May 2020): How to Deal with Bullying in Your Workplace
  • The Guardian Weekly (August 2022): Six Months of War in Ukraine 
  • Global Asia (June 2022): How Russia’s War Impacts Asia
  • National Post ( 6 September 2022): It Was a War Zone

Here are some films on Kanopy that emphasize the need for compassion:

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