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December 9, 2003
Media Advisory: Artists and activists join Mayor Miller to celebrate Human Rights Day
Mayor David Miller will present the City's Human Rights Awards at a ceremony to
honour International Human Rights Day - December 10. Juno Award winning artist
Lillian Allen and Jerry Lee Miller, literacy advocate and broadcaster, will
co-host the ceremony.

Artists performing at the celebration include "Pan Vibrations", the renowned
steel band from Jesse Ketchum Public School, "Spirit Wind", an aboriginal
group whose members include Rose Stella, Michele Perpaul and Brenda MacIntrye,
and "Los Danzaq de Peru" who will perform the "scissor dance" which has been
part of indigenous culture in the rural and central Andean regions of Peru.

Eleven residents and three community organizations will receive human rights
awards for volunteer efforts in the fields of aboriginal affairs, disability
issues, race relations, status of women and for working on lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender and two spirited issues.

Date: Wednesday, December 10
Time: 5:30 p.m. - Reception
6:15 p.m. - Awards presentation
Place: Toronto City Hall Rotunda
100 Queen St. W.

Award recipients are:
Aboriginal Affairs Award - Gus Ashawasega, Ruth Ann Cyr and Andre Morriseau

Access Award for Disability Issues - Michelle Amerie, Lembi Buchanan and
Ethno-Racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario (ERDCO)

Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women - Dr. Bonnie Burstow,
Filomena Carvalho and Margaret Murray

Pride Award for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Two Spirited Issues - Reverend
Dr. Brent Hawkes, Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line and T.E.A.C.H. (Teens Educating and
Confronting Homophobia)

William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations - Pramila Aggarwal and Dr. George
J. Sefa Dei

For more information, visit or call
416-392-8592 (TTY: 416-338-0889). For multilingual services, call Access
Toronto: 416-338-0338.

Media contacts:
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Manager, Diversity Management and Community Engagement,
Chief Administrator's Office,
416-392-6824 or 392-8592
Angela Kinnear, Consultant, Diversity Management and Community Engagement
392-1031 or 392-8592



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