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Public Statement in Support of Diversity Education in Manitoba Schools

You may have heard the story of a young mother in southern Manitoba who spoke at a Hanover School Division board meeting after her child was bullied for having two Moms. She asked for the school board to actively address its policies around diversity and allow discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity in classrooms.

Read more here and here.

In response to this situation, HAAM has issued this official statement:

diversity2smallWe at the Humanists, Atheists, & Agnostics of Manitoba stand in support of Michelle McHale’s efforts to have family diversity – including LGBTTQ parents – included in discussions regarding human rights at her child’s school.

We believe that diversity in individuals and in families is to be appreciated and celebrated, not to be ignored or treated like something shameful. It doesn’t really matter whether that diversity reflects our nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or our religion (or lack thereof). These are just some of the protected characteristics under the Manitoba Human Rights Code. It is important that children learn to understand and appreciate the fact that we are all unique.

The above statement summarizes our stance as an organization. However, this issue has also resonated with us on a personal level, and our President and Vice President have also prepared personal statements regarding the situation in Hanover School Division. Read them here.

Cancellations

In case of inclement weather, check this page, our Facebook page, or our MeetUp page for announcements regarding cancellations. We’ll try to get the word out ASAP.

Save the Dates!

Our next regular monthly meeting date is May 14th, at Canad Inns Polo Park.

We also have other social events and get-togethers planned.

Check our Events page for updates as details are confirmed.

Charity of the Month

In April, HAAM is supporting the Lake Winnipeg Foundation. More information here.

Donations will be accepted at any of our events. If you are unable to make it to a meeting, you can donate using the PayPal button at the right side of this page. Please specify that the donation is for the Charity of the Month. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more.

To view a list of our past charities, click here.

Recent News and Views

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