Recipe for Community

Amnesty International Toronto Organization is a group that works in the to raise public awareness of human rights issues. One of the projects that it supports is  Urban Canvas.  Thirty murals were planned, each based on one of the thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The mural for Article 26 is on Sherbourne Street at St. James Town West Park.
It is on the wall of a Shoppers Drug Mart.

mural on article 26 of amnesty international declaration of human rights

Article 26 pertains to education.

words of article 26 of Amnesty International declaration of human rights, painted on a poster and mounted on a wall.

“Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages…. and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and it shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups” is written on the accompanying poster.  That is a condensed version of article 26.

part of a mural celebrating education, a group of people are sitting around in a circle outside while one man is talking

a group of an indigenous peoples are sitting and listening to a woman who is holding a drum. two teepees are in the picture as well

education mural, stairwell with fountain in front of it, stained glass windows on either side

Project partners: Toronto Culture, Toronto Community Foundation, Amnesty International, UforChange, Art City in St. James Town, and the City of Toronto.

Previous blog posts with other murals from this project:

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