On Saturday, March 5, the University of Ottawa’s Winter Institute — “Practical Tools and Resources for Change” — once again provided teacher candidates with practical resources to integrate themes of peace, justice, human rights, environmental sustainability, and international development.
Project of Heart teamed up with March for Justice to raise awareness of human rights in both Canada and India. Common themes were explored, and pre-service teachers were provided with ideas and tools for how to get their classrooms involved. The importance of “heart and spirit” were explored, as students decorated hand-made cotton flags that will be taken to India and carried across the country.
Linking international land-rights issues in India, with land-rights issues in Canada brought the relationship one step closer to home. Thank you Kathrin and March for Justice for partnering with Project of Heart in a common pursuit of meaningful reconciliation.