“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighbourhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
The 2019 Human Rights Week is possible thanks to Settlement Workers in Schools: Rumana Islam and SWIS Crescent Town Area Team with the support of Malini Singh, Manager of Settlement Services. Tehreem Nathaniel and LINC Instructors of TNO. Thanks to principals, teachers and staff of Crescent Town Public School and Overland Learning Centre – Toronto District School Board for their great support. Special mention to Lisa Kattelus for her exceptional support since 2011. Thanks to our community partner: Children Aid Society, and special thanks to our enthusiastic volunteers for their invaluable work and commitment.
Coordinator of the Human Rights Week