Lecture

Northumberland Learning Connection presents Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Date:Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time:7 p.m.
Location:    C. R. Gummow Public School (311 Cottesmore Ave, Cobourg)
To Sheila Watt–Cloutier climate change leads inevitably to an erosion of human rights, nowhere more so than in the Arctic. "I didn't set out to be a leader... but when you find something you are passionate about you step up to the plate." Sheila Watt-Cloutier is known the world over. She was elected international chair of Inuit circumpolar Council in 2002, has won a National Aboriginal Achievement Award and the UN’s Champions of the Earth Award. Under Watt-Cloutier’s leadership, the world's first international legal action on climate change was launched with a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. This year CBC’s Canada Reads chose her book The Right to be Cold as one of the 5 books that Canadians need now.

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