A former educator and National Vice President of EGALE Human Right Trust, Susan Rose, has been recognized for her advocacy work with Human Rights movement in the province. The Human Rights Commission presented the 2017 Human Rights Award at Government House in St. John’s this afternoon.
Susan Rose has been a voice for LGBTQ2S rights, protections, and visibility in education and beyond for decades.
She has lead change in the school environment and curriculum on a provincial level and has developed workshops. Rose has helped organize gay-straight alliances, facilitated research on homophobia and transphobia in education.
Rose says the recognition is humbling and she finds it difficult to describe how much it means to her. She says the award is ultimately for the young people and parents who have walked with her to bring about healthier attitudes.
Sudan Rose, educator, activist and advocate / voice on behalf of the LGBTQ2S+ Community, is the 2017 recipient of the NL Human Rights Award. Her is a portion of her speech: @VOCMNEWS pic.twitter.com/h6xkTs8c9r
— Gerri Lynn Mackey (@GerriLynnMackey) December 7, 2017