Thanks to everyone who came out to the Annual Ethics Slam on Thursday, January 18th, including our competing teams, who all made some excellent discussion points, our judges, the fantastic and participatory audience, and the volunteer organizers!
The annual High School Ethics Bowl was held on Friday, December 15, 2017, in partnership with Manitoba Education and the University of Manitoba Centre for Applied and Professional Ethics. It was a fantastic day of dialogue, ethical discussion, and tackling some of the most challenging subjects in human rights and civil liberties through research and critical thinking. Congratulations to all the participants from 12 schools across Manitoba!
Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to human rights in Manitoba? Do you know someone who has promoted respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Manitoba? Nominations must be received by November 1, 2017 at midnight.
Why is sharing human rights stories important? It’s important for everyone to take in a variety of perspectives and experiences. You might not realize, for example, if you’ve personally never dealt with sexism, how it affects people in your community on a daily basis. On the other hand, if you do identify with these struggles, it can be empowering to hear someone’s story of perseverance and strength. It’s important to come together as a community in empathy and understanding.