Rtn. Cynthia Palermo and student Samantha Meek, one of two DHS students, spoke to the club about the Rotary Adventures in Human Rights program they attended in the summer of 2018. Payton Zilkans also attended, however, was not available for the presentation.
The program began in the summer of 2015 as a collaborative effort between the District 5550 Rotary World Peace Partners and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The mandate and goal are to provide students with an opportunity to explore human rights issues within the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by focusing on the following three themes: Women’s Rights, Indigenous’ Rights and Democratic Rights.
Samantha presented a slide show of the activities she participated in during the week. One of the many highlights she shared was the feeding of 700 people at Central Park in Winnipeg as well as spending time at the Human Rights Museum.
This video, a compilation of earlier years provides a good overview of the activities in which students participate. It also features Cynthia in one of the vignets.
Meek is encouraging fellow students to apply for the summer of 2019. Cynthia will be attending for the third time, possibly as the main coordinator.