Educating Grade 7-12 Students About Human Rights Issues

Since 2012, the Speakers Bureau at the Centre for Human Rights Research offers student-led presentations on diverse human rights issues to classrooms across Manitoba. 

The Speakers Bureau program provides an opportunity for Grade 7-12 students in Manitoba to learn about various human rights topics from University of Manitoba students, particularly those enrolled in Law and the Master of Human Rights program. Presentations are designed to provide the class with an overview of the role of law in the topics covered with some tailoring depending on grade-level. Students are able to ask questions and opportunities are given for students to take active roles engaging with the content. The Speakers Bureau values students being able to understand their rights and responsibilities, the rights of others, and how these rights can be observed and protected. 

Presentations are typically 30-60 minutes in length including the question period. Presentations can be conducted virtually or in person. The Speakers Bureau Coordinator will work with teachers to fit presentation content into already existing classes. The presentations are designed to help teachers fulfill curriculum requirements in the areas of: 

If you would like to request a presentation, you can do so by filling out this form. After presentations, we hope to receive your feedback; we use these responses to improve the program for the next year or presentation!

If you would like more information or to discuss the particular needs of your class please contact the Speakers Bureau coordinator as 

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