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When: December 10, 2012

What: Human Rights Conference and Gala Event, in honour of the late Gerald L. Gall.

Keynote speaker: Ron Ghitter

Contact:  www.jhcentre.org


It is with great excitement that the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights presents two monumental events taking place on December 10, 2012, in commemoration of International Human Rights Day. Please see and circulate the attached poster for both events.

The first, the Gall Conference, is in memory of the late Gerald L. Gall,O.C., one of the founding fathers of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, and will provide a forum for critical conversation on the state of human rights in Alberta. Marking the 40th anniversary of the Alberta Bill of Rights and the Individual’s Rights Protection Act (IRPA), as well as the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, this conference will explore the current realities of human rights, existing barriers and opportunities, possible solutions and recommendations for improvement in the province. With keynote speaker Ron Ghitter, former Canadian senator and founder of the IRPA, this event will be sure to challenge us on our role in building a province where the rights and dignity of all are respected.

In the evening, we host our annual Human Rights Awards Gala, an event that celebrates the individuals and groups working hard in Edmonton to promote a community where all are included and live in dignity. Along with Premier Alison Redford as keynote speaker, the evening program includes dinner, a silent auction and the presentation of the awards to this year’s winners. Please join us in our inaugural fundraising event and help support the work of an organization committed to building a future where human rights are respected, valued and celebrated.

To register for the conference or to purchase tickets for the gala, please visit www.jhcentre.org under EVENTS.