International Human Rights Day, Tuesday November 25, 2014

This year we celebrated International Human Rights Day by showcasing our Human Rights Education Program.  It's been 20 years since it's inception!  Starting with one Human Rights Educator and now with a team of Educators - Melissa Luhtenan (Calgary), Pamela Dos Ramos (Southern Alberta & Calgary),  Yessy Byl (Northern Alberta) and Brenda Johnston (Calgary).  Each Educator highlighted our newest publications, DVD's, programs and online resources.  Sarah Burton gave an overview of our new website.  Cassie Palamar sent official greetings on behalf of the Alberta Human Rights Commission. Doreen Barrie, ACLRC Board Chair, presented Martha MacManus with the Civil Liberties Award.  Congratulations Martha!  We enjoyed light snacks and cake to round out the evening.

Democracy and Freedom of Expression,  Monday, October 13, 2014

On Monday, October 13, 2014, Dr Kathleen Mahoney, QC, FRSC presented a talk on Democracy and Freedom of Expression:  Threats and Challenges in the Internet Age sponsored by ACLRC and the Intercultural Dialogue Institute.  The event was well attended. We'd like to thank our co-sponsor and CSJW for recording the event.

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One Origin One Race One Earth

The human genome is our common bloodline and our future. As geneticists continue to explore life at its molecular level, the challenge for geneticists, ethicists, and lawyers is to ensure that ethics and law keep pace. We must also ensure that the fruits of such research are applied without prejudice for the benefit of those who are living and those yet to be born.

"One Origin, One Race, One Earth: Genetics, Human Rights and the Next Phase of Human Evolution" will address legal and ethical issues attendant to genetics -- issues that lead us into the heart of what it is to be human. Click on the links below to view Conference Content and the publication Genetics, Human Rights and the Next Phase of Human Evolution