HDSB Human Rights Symposium: Dec. 9-10, 2021
The Halton District School Board will once again host the Human Rights Symposium on Thursday, Dec. 9 and Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 to engage in vital conversations and challenge thinking. The theme of this year’s event is Identity and Human Rights to explore how intersecting identities impact one’s access to and enjoyment of Human Rights. This year’s Symposium will be a virtual event for HDSB students (Grade 7-12) and staff. On Dec. 9 and 10, all Grade 9-12 students (in-person and virtual) will participate in the Human Rights Symposium and hear keynote speakers Janice Makokis and Spencer West in their classrooms. Grade 7-8 students are also invited to participate.
Keynote speaker on Thursday, Dec. 9: Janice Makokis, Legal scholar, lawyer, mother, Indigenous consultant
Keynote speaker on Friday, Dec. 10: Spencer West, International Speaker, Content Creator, Bestselling Author, World Change Warrior/Activist, Social Media Influencer
Information on how to access the event will be shared with students and staff. Registration is not required. For more information, visit the Human Rights Symposium webpage or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Human Rights Symposium? Human rights is the work and responsibility of all members of society. The HDSB recognizes the importance of bringing education and community partners together to engage in vital conversations to challenge our thinking. The Human Rights Symposium provides an opportunity for educators and community partners to examine important issues impacted by equality and the human condition.