Non-Profits Fundraise in Annual ‘Run for Rights’

By David Klassen

The 11th Annual Run for Rights is today, as 18 social justice organizations have formed teams to represent themselves at Kildonan Park.

“We were a founding organization for this event and deeply appreciate how Winnipeggers have come together to support Run for Rights. As a former refugee, I know the importance of Amnesty International’s work — it inspires hope and saves lives,” said Louise Simbandumwe, Amnesty International, Winnipeg Local Chapter 19.

The groups are dedicated to promoting and defending human rights, including the Eritrean-Canadian Human Rights Group of Manitoba, made up of new and long-time refugees living in the city.

Participants can run, walk, cycle or rollerblade to fundraise for their organization.

Registration is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. The run begins at 9:30 a.m.