Manitoba Students Use Art to Explore Human Rights

Manitoba Students Use Art to Explore Human Rights

By Tyler Sutherland

Pembina Trails Human Rights Project
The Pembina Trails Human Rights Project is launched on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Investors Group Field. (PEMBINA TRAILS / TWITTER)

Students from Pembina Trails School Division will all gather at Investors Group Field May 20-21 to show what human rights means to them.

Through a partnership with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, students in Grades 1-12 are creating a single 8×10 panel each depicting their views of human rights. Students from all 33 divisional schools will then place their pieces side-by-side on the football turf to create a giant art installation.

“As our students and staff pick up their paintbrushes and start creating, there will be many discussions around inclusion and human rights,” said Tim Johnson, chair of the board of trustees with the Pembina Trails School Division.

“This is a dialogue that we encourage and want our students to continue throughout their life. Every expression not only matters, it is integral to the overall message. We are united.”

The goal of the Pembina Trails Human Rights Project is to create a catalyst for change and will be the first for any school division in Canada.

The Winnipeg Football Club is donating the field usage over the two-day period at no cost.


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