Human Rights Commission Announces Nominees for the 2019 Human Rights Award


The Human Rights Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador have announced the nominees for the 2019 Human Rights Awards. The annual award recognizes an individual who has made and/or continues to make a meaningful contribution to advancing and furthering human rights in the province.

The 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Award and Human Rights Champion recipients will be announced at a ceremony at Government House on Thursday, December 5. The timing of the presentation coincides with December 10, International Human Rights Day.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Award Winner recipient will receive an award created specifically for the event by local artist, Toby Rabinowitz.

2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Award Nominees

  • Craig Reid: Advocate for persons with disabilities and accessibility needs

  • Jessie Lawrence: 2SLGBTQ+ advocate and youth activist

  • Lynn Moore: Advocate for survivors of sexual abuse

  • Bridget Foster: Advocate for immigrants and refugees

  • Jennifer McCreath: Human rights activist and trans rights trailblazer

  • Heidi Edgar: Social worker and justice program manager

  • Kimberly Churchill: Human rights advocate

  • Myles Murphy: Advocate for persons who are Deaf


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