September 9, 2016

Edmonton (September 8) - As Global Dignity Day approaches, the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights formally announces the release of a Yeg Dignity Campaign School Resource toolkit and launch of a community wide creative art submissions campaign as part of our partnership with End Poverty Edmonton.

The educational toolkit provides a guide to Edmonton teachers, volunteers and youth program leaders to integrate activities in the classroom while contributing to the YEG Dignity Campaign and challenging students to think about what dignity means at a local level and in their local lives. Artwork outcomes can then be contributed to a larger YEG Dignity Creative contest.

The YEG Dignity Campaign aims to engage Edmonton students and residents to submit their stories or their visual expressions of dignity. These stories and expressions will contribute to the development of the YEG Dignity’s first annual community magazine (‘zine) that challenges narratives around dignity.

The Centre is inviting the public to submit their artistic or written representations and stories of dignity and participation for this zine. Written submissions in a form of a poem, reflection or short story of no longer than 200 words and visual art in a photo or a scanned piece of original art in a JPG or PNG that is 1MB or larger; can be submitted to maigan@jhcentre.org by 4pm on Thursday, October 7 2016.  

YEG Dignity 2016 spans from September 21st-October 12, launching with the International Day of Peace, spanning throughout YEG Peace Festival and ending on October 12th, the Global Day of Dignity. On this day, a celebration will be held at City Hall from 4pm-8pmfeaturing City of Edmonton Artist in Residence, Dawn Marie Marchand in a live painting of a mural, presentations by End Poverty Edmonton and an open mic enabling people to share their stories of dignity. During this event, community members will also collaborate to create the zine.

The educational toolkit aims to challenge perceptions of poverty and look forward to how Edmontonians can rally together to protect and support all in the community to belong and participate. A copy of the resource toolkit can be found on Scribd https://www.scribd.com/document/323268380/YEG-Dignity-Campaign-2016-Scho...

The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights envisions a world that manifests a culture of peace and human rights in which the dignity of every person is respected, valued and celebrated.


YEG Dignity Campaign 2016 School Resource by John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights