Social Justice Film Series in Partnership with EPL
February 24, 2014
NEW Social Justice Film Series in Partnership with EPL
Do the Rights Thing: Standing up for Human Rights in History is a monthly film series presented by the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and the Edmonton Public Library, Whitemud Crossing Branch. Join us each month to view a documentary related to human rights history in Canada, followed by a dialogue and discussion lead by Robert Normey, a long-time constitutional lawyer who has practiced both private and public law. Robert has also been an avid supporter of human rights organizations and civil rights causes. This initiative provides a free educational opportunity for those who are interested in history, law, and human rights and aims to provide a space to enhance knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of Canada's provoking historical record on human rights issues through an interactive learning experience.
One of our first films will be "Woody Guthrie : Ain’t Got No Home" and we will begin on Sunday, April 27th @ 2pm. If you would like to attend this free event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
February 13, 2014
The first 4 workshop series of our F2BY program have been a great way to get the conversation going about inclusion. F2BY clubs from across the province have explored topics such as human rights, diverse faiths, disability and accessibility, and developing healthy relationships through meaningful projects and workshops! From demystifying common stereotypes about marginalized youth, to learning how to communicate using sign language, youth have open their minds to inclusive practices, behaviours, and language through the F2BY program.
The month of February is dedicated to developing healthy relationships and we at the JHC, with our partners from (IN)spired, have been collaborating with our F2BY schools to facilitate workshops on establishing and maintaining positive relations with others. Students have been exploring avenues of open communication, mutual respect, empathy, amongst many other building blocks for developing healthy relationships.
There are many more insightful workshop themes coming up so stay tuned to see what our F2BY clubs are up to in the months to come!
To stay updated on what is going on in the Free2BeYOUth community, please contact Freda Maideen at email@example.com or 780-453-2638.
Ignite Change Now! Youth Forum
February 4, 2014
Every spring, the John Humphrey Centre hosts the ICN! Youth Forum which brings together 100 high school students from across Edmonton and area. The goal of the ICN! Youth Forum is to build a caring community of engaged youth across school boundaries, who value their role as citizens, are proud of who they are as Edmontonians and are appreciative of our city’s magnificent diversity. On April 25th, 2014, the Ignite Change Now! Youth Forum will take place at King's University College (9125 50 Street, Edmonton Alberta) from 9am - 2:30pm.
At the ICN! Youth Forum, youth will come together to share their unique experiences, learn to understand and appreciate each other’s diverse backgrounds, and build strategies for creating a peaceful and compassionate city where human rights and dignity are upheld for all. By providing direct connections to young change-makers in the community, and highlighting the experiences of individuals who are working to build peace in our city, the ICN! Youth Forum will enable youth to build solidarity and understanding on critical human rights issues such as interfaith diversity, inclusion and indigenous rights. They will develop an understanding of the many ways peace can be built in their schools and communities and will collaborate on developing tangible solutions to foster peace and human rights throughout Edmonton. The ICN! Youth Forum will provide the inspiration, as well as the tools and skills needed to foster positive change, equipping these youth as leaders; today and tomorrow.
Creating spaces where we can foster a sense of shared commitment and connection among youth builds a sense of pride in being an Edmontonian as well as an understanding of our shared responsibility in creating a human rights community. Youth will leave the ICN! Youth Forum with a renewed commitment to work together in building an Edmonton which appreciates diversity, respects human rights and upholds dignity.