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Students Creating Huge Human Rights Project at Investors Group Field

May 20, 2015 9:24 AM | News


Pembina Trails Human Rights Project

Thousands of Winnipeg students are arriving to Investors Group Field today to participate in a human rights project a year in the making.

A total of 15,000 students and staff from Pembina Trails School Division will each place a panel on the green turf highlighting one right of the child.

“As we gather at Investors Group Field Wednesday and Thursday, we will symbolize as a large community that we have connected our purpose in education with the larger community’s purpose of raising a generation of students with a heart for others, a desire to grow up in a better world, and deep commitment to being an integral part of making a difference,” said Ted Fransen, superintendent of education.

The Pembina Trails Human Rights Project is the first in Canada and is a partnership with the Canadian Museum For Human Rights, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and Investors Group Field.

A number of guest speakers are slated to attend, including Gail Asper, Michael Champagne, and a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Éloge Butera.

A public viewing of the mosaic construction will be held Thursday from 3:30-7:30 p.m.