How many human rights-related events do you think take place in Winnipeg on a monthly basis? 20? 30?
Would you believe from October 2015 to June 2016, the Human Rights Hub’s calendar listed more than 739 human rights-related events? That’s approximately 82 events a month, although numerous months had 100+ events.
Over the last several years, Winnipeg has seen a significant increase in public awareness and interest about human rights issues. Our city’s human rights connection is not only clear in its infrastructure, but more importantly, in its community.
Winnipeggers are joining together and forming groups, planning events, circulating petitions and taking other notable actions to stand together toward a more just future.
Winnipeg has a vast array of knowledgeable quality speakers. The Human Rights Hub and the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties (MARL) seek to create a Human Rights Speakers Bureau to showcase this immense talent as well as facilitate access to them.
The Human Rights Speakers Bureau will enable the connection between speakers and those who want to hear their stories, and allow schools, organizations, religious institutions, and businesses to search for a speaker by name and topic.
The website will serve as an access point for the community to invite Winnipeg’s vast array of impassioned human rights speakers to local events in the community.
Organizers are currently working with the University of Winnipeg Foundation on a crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds to launch this project.
If you believe in helping spread the knowledge and stories of inspiration of our local human rights speakers, please consider supporting the Human Rights Speakers Bureau. Your gift, be it $2 or $2,000, will go a long way in making this vision a reality. All gifts will receive a charitable tax receipt.
Check out the crowdfunding campaign here.
The Human Rights Hub Winnipeg coordinates and promotes events, activities and initiatives in Winnipeg’s human rights sector. Learn more about the Hub here!
MARL exists to promote, support and celebrate human rights and civil liberties. Learn more about MARL here!