Vigil for Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women

October 4, 2010 This was an incredibly moving event I attended.¬†Sisters in Spirit Vigils are held on October 4th by communities across Canada. The vigils themselves are a movement for social change. Every¬†year the number of vigils held increase. I hope this continues to be so. I hope support, awareness and watchfulness begins to grow…

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Shine a Light

September 30, 2009 Take Back the Night is an annual march which takes place all over the world. It is a collective display of solidarity to reclaim the streets as safe for all, and calls for an end to violence against women. This year the message was to “shine a light” on violence against women…

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Mother’s Day March

Sunday May 9, 2010 Every year I attend this event with my mom. I’m grateful and happy to have the mom that I have. I can’t imagine the pain of loosing a mom, a sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, cousin or friend in a violent way. Placards of the missing and murdered. I carried her Darlene…

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A Hurricane hits the Men’s Banner

Friday January 29, 2010 Celebration Week at the University of Manitoba brought in Rubin “Hurricane” Carter a former boxer, writer, human rights activist, Doctor of laws, CEO & Founder of Innocence International.It was awesome to see him in person. He was a powerful positive force on stage. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter with the Men’s Banner As…

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International Human Rights Day

Ali Saeed and myself On December 9, 2009 Ali Saeed was presented with the Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba and I was presented the Sybil Shack Human Rights Youth Award by the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties. I was humbled to meet…

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