Tag Archives: human rights

Getting to Know a Muslim Family

Farhia Ahmed wants her kids to grow up in a society that values decency, respect, inclusion, and justice. Get to know her muslim family. Continue reading

Life, death and the message of Steven Fletcher

by Pam Dillon . A dozen years ago I was with my mom in an elevator when we met a man in a wheelchair. In the time it took to get from the ground floor to the 5th, we learned … Continue reading

Speak Up for Missing Aboriginal Women

Pam Dillon Please, pay attention to what’s missing at this year’s Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Fest.  And please, join with me to demand a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Tomorrow, June 21, is National Aboriginal Day. June … Continue reading

Voices Into Action offers Powerful Education

New learning program combats bigotry, empowers students to take action  There’s a new education program called Voices into Action that helps teens develop social awareness. Created by experts to meet provincial standards for secondary school curriculum, this antiracism initiative challenges students … Continue reading

Why I Wear the Hijab

Farhia Ahmed is a Somali-Canadian mother of four who is smart, assertive, outspoken, beautiful and Muslim. She explains why she chooses to wear the hijab. Continue reading