Langevin School has been renamed, effectively immediately, by the Calgary Board of Education!
In an emergency vote last night, the Calgary Board of Education Trustees voted to rename the school. Langevin School was named after Hector-Louis Langevin. Langevin was instrumental in promoting and implementing Residential Schools across what we call Canada. The Residential School system was designed with the explicit purpose of assimilating Indigenous Peoples into western society.
We asked our community to write our trustees, sign a petition started by students at the school and advocate for the name change. And not only did they rally, they rallied strongly to advocate for this change in our city.