I love my human rights

Our “I love my human rights” project uses video storytelling as a tool to help personalize complex human rights concepts and encourage empathy and action. The series title was inspired by another of our storytellers: B.C. artist and self-advocate Teresa Pocock, who in 2014 created the slogan for her successful public campaign to defend her right to choose where she lived. “Our ‘I love my human rights’ storytelling project grew from the idea that it’s much harder to cling to stereotypes, biases or hateful views of others when we can understand and relate to their stories,” says Commissioner Govender. “Empathy and emotional connection can be powerful corrosive agents against hate and discrimination.”

A portrait of Teresa Pocock. She is a white woman wearing a blue baseball cap and a tie-dye shirt.

Teresa Pocock

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Danny Ramadan, a young Syrian man with short dark hair and a beard, is smiling at a studio. He has tattoos on his arms and is wearing a purple shirt.

Danny Ramadan

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A photo of Anthon Brown, a Black man in his 60s who is wearing an orange shirt and hat.

Anthony Brown

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