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HASTA - Lunch and Learn: Human Trafficking

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Kelvin's student-led human rights collective, HASTA (Hopeful, Aware Students Taking Action) recently hosted a Lunch and Learn Seminar on the illegal trafficking of human organs.  Leading the discussion was Maria Cheung, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Manitoba and Masters Student Ogai Sherzoi, Chair of the group Citizens Against Forced Organ Harvesting.  The two scholars brought the  Kelvin students from grades 9 through 12 in attendance up to date on the demand for illegally obtained human organs thanks to "Medical Tourism" and on the oppression faced by the poor, as well as by religious minorities in places like the Peoples Republic of China.  HASTA began the year with a successful campaign to raise awareness and funds for refugee newcomers to Winnipeg, sponsoring a full course of swimming lessons and gear for two young newcomers and is currently fundraising for Food Matters Manitoba, which collaborates with northern communities to grow good food, share traditional skills and build healthy futures.  HASTA meets Wednesdays in room 35 at noon hour and after school.  All are welcome!

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