OTTAWA…. For the first time, a partnership involving national organizations representing teachers, Indigenous peoples and champions for human rights will join forces to launch a major initiative that will play out in Canadian schools from coast to coast to coast.
Leaders of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights will hold a joint news conference on Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, to unveil a major educational initiative that will promote human rights education and activities at the K-12 levels.
Here are the details of the event:
Monday, Dec. 10
Château Laurier (Ottawa), Laurier Room
(in alphabetical order)
Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief, AFN
Terry Audla, President, ITK
John Heffernan, Director of Speak Truth to Power, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and
Stuart A. Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer, CMHR
Paul Taillefer, CTF President
Marsha Forbes, teacher and moderator
The launch will be broadcast live via Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/imagineaction