The Re-Right Project was created by the Youth Ambassador Advisory Squad (YAAS) from the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) office. YAAS was inspired to create murals based on the 42 rights laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. They hope these murals will help educate other children and youth – and all Manitobans – about children’s rights.
The first mural from The Re-Right Project is located behind Neecheewam Inc. (591 Sherbrook St.) and it illustrates UNCRC Article 31: Children and youth have the right to play, rest and enjoy their lives.
On the mural, children and youth are seen playing around a carnival scene, which was inspired by a trip to the Red River Exhibition. YAAS also included details that pay tribute to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and the 215 children whose remains were found buried near a residential school in Kamloops, B.C.
YAAS and the Manitoba Advocate are excited to see this long-term project get underway with initial support from Neecheewam Inc. They also thank Take Pride Winnipeg and artist Annie Bergen for their support in developing the first mural, with assistance from the West End BIZ and Herc Rentals.
YAAS and MACY are looking forward to collaborating with other youth-serving organizations and partners across the province to create murals in as many communities as possible. For others interested in developing a mural or getting involved, please reach out.