The Janusz Korczak Association of Canada and the UBC Faulty of Education are proud to present the Janusz Korczak Lecture Series, commencing September 29th, 2015.
Dr. Korczak was a paediatrician, an author, and a champion of child rights who perished during the Holocaust. The life of this moral exemplar is well-documented in Betty Jean Lifton’s biography The King of Children. Dr. Korczak has become an international symbol of the fight for social justice and rights for vulnerable children, and his theories have inspired, amongst numerous advocate groups, the UN Convention of Rights of the Child.
“How to Love a Child” lecture series is devoted to key issues crucial to the well-being and rights of children and young people today. Many speakers and panelists in the lecture series are long time champions of children’s rights themselves, with representatives from the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Arts at UBC, the University of Victoria, McGill University, and The BC Children’s Hospital.
The six-part lecture series will be presented from Sept 29, 2015 – Apr 6, 2016 at the UBC Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. For a detailed lecture schedule, please click here.