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We all have the right... to learn, to play and to be proud of who we are. We all have the right to be treated equally, to feel safe, to stand up for what we believe in and to make our world a better place.
We have the right to embrace the vast diversity within the WSD and our schools, and to celebrate what makes each of us different — and what makes us strong as a whole.
Celebrating Diversity Walk - May 20, 2016
Over 2,000 Winnipeg School Division (WSD) students are walking a circle around the Canadian Museum of Human Rights on Friday, May 20.
School groups have created spectacular silk art banners depicting the students’ voice on human rights and equity. Banner carriers will lead each school as they make the walk from The Forks Festival Stage north along the walking path, circling the museum and returning back to the starting point.
The event marks the finale of another successful year of incorporating Everybody has the Right programming into WSD’s everyday curriculum and learning.
“Our year started with a fantastic student summit with Mayor Brian Bowman and his challenge to all students to celebrate the rich cultures of our people,” said Rob Riel, Director, Aboriginal Education and Newcomer Services, WSD. “Students all across WSD really took that challenge to heart and came up with very thoughtful ideas and actions to help work toward ending racism in our city.”
Students met again with Mayor Bowman in January for a ‘check-in’ where they shared their ideas and sense of responsibility to prevent racism from developing.
Parents and media are invited to join WSD students at the day long Celebrating Diversity event and walk.
Everybody has the Right video gallery