This workshop will present Equitas’ human rights education model that builds children’s and youth’s knowledge of Canadian values (equality, respect for diversity) and leadership. Enabling them to create innovative community projects that engage diverse actors (including decision makers) in dialogue about racism and discrimination, building inclusive Canadian cities.
Amy is an Education Specialist who helps lead Equitas’ programs in Canada including Play it Fair!, Speaking Rights and Young Women, Young Leaders. She has also been responsible for co-leading Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP), and the development of educational programs in Central Eastern Europe/Former Soviet Union. She has a background in teaching with a focus on social justice education. She has a M.A. in Education from OISE/UT and a Graduate Diploma in Community Economic Development from Concordia.
Julie Kon Kam King is the Associate Director of Programs at Equitas. She manages strategic initiatives, fund development and knowledge sharing for Equitas programming in 40 Canadian communities focused on promoting children and youth rights, leadership, participation, and community action. Julie’s previous work includes the development of social justice and legal education programs for organizations in Toronto, Montréal, and in the Asia Pacific Region. She holds degrees in Common and Civil Law from McGill University, and Communications from the University of Ottawa.