There are basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled to protect us from injustice – the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression and equality under the law. Meet these men and women who know of these truths.
Doc Hendley is the epitome of the individual who has made a difference. Tens of thousands of people around the world have clean drinking water they did not have before an idea popped into the head of this “tattooed keg-tapper” musician’s head. Hendley realized that just by using his ability to bartend and create relationships with people, he might be able to help the problem. At the bars where he worked, he started raising money to fight this water epidemic the best way he knew how, by pouring wine and playing music.
Stephen Lewis is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. He is the board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which is dedicated to turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and he is co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World in the United States.
Suzanne O'Brien is the author of Life, Love and Transition: Guidance for the End of Life - the recently published guide to achieving a dignified, meaningful death through the hospice experience. Suzanne is also a hospice advocate and motivational speaker.
Cheryl Perera is an accomplished children’s rights activist, a captivating speaker and the Founder and President of OneChild, the premiere organization empowering a movement of children and youth taking action against child sex slavery. Her extraordinary contributions to protect children, and her high innovation, achievement, and leadership have earned her honours such as the World of Children Founder’s Award, and distinguished her as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, and Canada’s Top 20 Under 20.