Students Creating Huge Human Rights Project at Investors Group Field

Students Creating Huge Human Rights Project at Investors Group Field

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.


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