The Halton District School Board is proud to host the 2nd annual Human Rights Symposium
on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 to bring together education and community partners to engage in vital conversations and challenge thinking. This year’s theme is the “Rights of the Child” and features two keynote speakers Stephen Lewis and Michel Chikwanine.
The 2019 Human Rights Symposium
will take place at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre (3063 South Service Rd, Burlington). A full day of learning is planned with breakout sessions. An agenda and list of workshops and presenters can be viewed here
Registration for the Human Rights Symposium opens today (Friday, Sept. 27). Registration includes breakfast, lunch, keynote presentations, and workshops.
To register now, click here
Morning keynote: Michel Chikwanine, peace advocate and former child soldier. His passion and belief in the possibility for change makes him a remarkable individual and humanitarian.
Afternoon keynote: Stephen Lewis, celebrated humanitarian and former United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. He is one of Canada’s most influential commentators on social affairs, international development and human rights.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly on Nov. 20, 1989 to protect the rights of children from discrimination, violence and neglect.
“Human Rights is the work and responsibility of all members of society,” says Rob Eatough, Superintendent of Education for the Halton District School Board. “We look forward to once again bringing educators and community partners together to examine important issues as we engage in focused learning about the rights of children.”
“The Halton District School Board recognizes the importance of participating in vital discussions to challenge our thinking,” says Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board. “The Human Rights Symposium provides an opportunity for community partners to come together to examine important issues and drive actionable change.”
For additional information, contact:
Rob Eatough, Superintendent of Education
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456