Winnipeg students showcase efforts to break down racism in schools
Some Winnipeg students are ready to show Mayor Brian Bowman just how well they've met his challenge to combat racism and embrace diversity.
Back in October, Bowman challenged more than 300 students at St. John's High School to "find a way to educate yourselves and each other to increase our understanding of diversity."
He asked the students to work together to help break down barriers for Canadians of every ethnicity, race and religion.
The challenge came as part of the Winnipeg School Division's Everybody has the Right, a week-long celebration of human rights, diversity and equity.
"Our students are looking forward to sharing the work they have done so far in rising up to Mayor Bowman's challenge," said Fatima Mota, the school division's superintendent of education services, equity and diversity.
"This mid-year check-in is an opportunity for students to share with the mayor what is happening in their schools toward breaking down barriers that exist for Canadians of every colour, race and religion."
The student summit will be hosted by motivational speaker and former St. John's High School student Michael Champagne.
Elder Myra Laramee will open the summit and will be joined by the Brock Corydon School choir, Peaceful Village Drummers and other special guests.