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.