Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
TWO UPCOMING ANNUAL EVENTS:
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (UN)
On December 3, 2008, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, the Disabled Persons Commission and the Collaborative Partnership Network collaboratively hosted their first symposium on education and employment to bring awareness to the issues faced by the disabled persons’ community in Nova Scotia. This year's event is the sixth symposium since its inception.
The first event had panel presentations, a café dialogue and luncheon, and presentation of the first Persons with Disabilities Employer of the Year Award by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.
Reports on the symposiums will be posted on three all websites of the partners. Future plans include establishing a human rights framework for social and economic inclusion of disabled persons in Nova Scotia.
This year, the event takes place on December 2 and 3 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax. Here is your invitation to the event.
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY (UN)
December 10 – International Human Rights Day
This year's celebration, entitled, "SPEAK UP AGAINST DISCRIMINATION," will take place Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Prospect Road Community Centre, 2141 Prospect Road, Hatchet Lake, Nova Scotia, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. As in other years, a free harmony breakfast is available to all guests. Your invitation, in English and French, is here and ici.
All are welcome.
March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was proclaimed in 1966 as a reminder of March 21, 1960, when police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed sixty-nine people at a peaceful anti-apartheid demonstration.
December 3 – International Day for Persons with Disabilities