Do you share the vision of a city, a country, a world where the worth and dignity of every human being becomes a lived reality? Is this possible? Shulamith Koenig believes so, and she will explain how, during a panel discussion on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the University of Winnipeg, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
The panel is part of a Thinkers’ Conference that begins on Thursday, February 21 and runs until Saturday, February 23, at the U of W.
Other sessions include several keynote speakers discussing a variety of subjects including, The Manitoba Economy – Challenges and Solutions, Education, First Nation Issues, Lake Winnipeg Survival, Real Life Issues Affecting Manitoba Children and Families, Youth and Mental Health Issues, European Health Care Reform, Creating High Performance Government, Smart Cities, Human Rights Education, Environment, Water Issues and Climate Change.
Shulamith Koenig is the recipient of the United Nations prize in the field of Human Rights – one of only five Americans to have received this award. She is the founding President of the People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning.
The group’s stated goal is to create “a new political culture based on human rights – and to enable women and men alike to learn, know, own, plan and act to participate in the decisions that determine their lives; and to live in community with one another, moving from charity to dignity, guided by the holistic human rights framework.”
The cost to register for the session with Koenig is $20, where she will share her vision about how together we can build a world guided by human rights for all.
Registration costs and full details for the entire conference are available at www.thinkersconference.com
LEAF Manitoba will be participating in the panel discussion following Koenig’s presentation. LEAF Manitoba is the provincial branch of a national voluntary sector non-profit organization, which advances the equality of women and girls in Canada through strategic litigation, law reform, and education, based on the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms.
LEAF Manitoba is located at 301-960 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, and can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 204.453.1379, as well as on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/leafmanitoba