DEHR

The Diversity, Equity and Human Rights (DEHR) committee promotes diversity, equity and human rights in Alberta schools. The provincial committee undertakes such activities as sponsoring the annual Diversity, Equity and Human Rights grant program; publishing Just in Time, an e newsletter; working with subcommittees for Aboriginal educationintercultural educationsexual orientation and gender identity, and gender equity; and maintaining formal ties with the UNESCO Associated Schools project network (ASPnet).

The DEHR committee also produces many resources related to diversity, equity and human rights and has recently published a handbook (Establishing DEHR Committees in Local Associations) for local associations to set up their own DEHR committees.

 

Book Feature

For the our local, we would like to regularly feature a book from the U of L Bookstore DEHR compendium. The current book feature is:

Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton. (Canadian Authors & based on a true story.)

 

Synopsis -- "When Margaret Pokiak was very young, she traveled with her father from her home in the High Arctic to Aklavik. The Inuit girl was mesmerized by what she saw there - strange dark-cloaked nuns and pale-skinned priests who had journeyed from far-off lands. Margaret knew they held the key to the greatest outsiders' mystery - reading." 

  

 

The whole U of L Bookstore list can be found here.