2018 Renate Shearer Award

The United Nations Association in Canada – Vancouver Branch and the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) are pleased to announce a Celebration to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Location: Law Courts Inn Restaurant (4thFloor)

Address: 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver BC

Time: 5:30pm to 8pm
Admission by Donation. Hors-d’oeuvres, no-host bar and live music available.

This 30th Anniversary presentation of the Renate Shearer Award will be made to:

Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, OC, OBC in recognition of his outstanding achievements and transformative role in reconciliation work in British Columbia and in Canada.

As an Elder Witness to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, his energy has gone towards achieving reconciliation and shifting the national consciousness to ultimately create harmony and a oneness between Canadians. Calls to Action 42 to 44 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission underline the need to utilize the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a framework for a path forward to full reconciliation.

Each year, the Renate Shearer Award is presented to a person or organization who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of human rights. This award is a memorial to the life and work of Renate Shearer who was a champion of equality and dignity for all.

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