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We are the change: Youth as leaders, in their own words

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

People often describe youth as “the leaders of tomorrow,” but we know, through We Day Manitoba and through interactions with classrooms in Manitoba and across Canada, that young people are already leaders when it comes to taking action for human rights.  School-aged kids in Canada are learning about human rights issues in their classrooms and through extra-curricular activities in their communities. 

While we were at We Day Manitoba on October 30, 2012, we invited students to participate in an activity with us. We asked students to trace their hands on sheets of transparent paper and then write messages on the inside of their traced hands. 

We Day activity
Chandra Erlendson, Manager of Public Programming, presents the activity at We Day Manitoba

 

We then cut out the hands and placed them on a poster board with the Museum’s symbol printed on it.

Mosaïque de mains
Hands with their messages placed on the poster board

 

The hands created a collage – an inspirational mosaic – demonstrating the commitment the students already have to making the world a better place. 

Mosaique
The final result: an inspirational mosaic

 

Check out the video that the Canadian Museum for Human Rights created for We Day Manitoba: LINK

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