Stories of Resilience: Su Deranger

Stories of Resilience - Su Deranger


Join us for a learning session with human rights defender Su Deranger who will share with us her experiences, wisdom and reflections on the work to advance human rights and what younger generations need to strengthen our impact.

Su Deranger has been a strong voice for environmental, social justice, and the upholding of Indigenous and Treaty rights for many years. She has worked nationally, provincially, locally, and internationally in these areas. Su is the co-founder of Mother Earth Justice Advocates and is currently a member of Indigenous Climate Action, Co-Chair of Keepers of the Water, and member of Righting Relations. She has a passion for the unity of all peoples and the protection of Mother Earth. Her four children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren motivate her to strive for a better world.

Coming into the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we see there are many struggles that continue to confront our local and global communities. While we have international human rights law and foundations to guide us, we have a long way to go to actualize these rights and bring peace to our communities and world. The rates of hate and intolerance are growing, poverty is deepening, and Canadians are only now beginning to reckon with our deep history of genocide.

“If there is to be perpetual peace in a world of nation states, the individuals who live in them must be free, their human rights must be respected.” John Peters Humphrey

We thank the New Horizons for Seniors Program for enabling us to host these spaces of learning with our Elders.