Lowery Lecture on Children’s Rights
Grant believed that every individual person has the ability to make a difference in the lives of children. He believed that we must never give up on a child. He constantly demonstrated that belief through programs such as OPTIONS, which supported kids who were regarded by many as “impossible to serve.” Through Grant’s efforts, many of these kids have survived brutal backgrounds and are now contributing members of our communities.
About the Lowery Lecture on Children’s Rights
Every spring, DCI-Canada hosts a lecture in honour of Grant Lowery. The purpose of these lectures is to share Grant’s passion for young people through the experiences and insights of Canada’s most talented and accomplished advocates for children’s rights.
Since its inception, the evening has developed a two-pronged reputation.
First, it provides a gathering place for those interested in child rights. Each year’s audience represents a Who’s Who of the child rights community and provides this community with an opportunity to share ideas and stay connected.
Second, it provides a forum for new ideas in the field of child rights. Experts like Betty Makoni, founder of the Zimbabwe Girl Child Network, Hon. James Bartleman, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Senator Romeo Dallaire have provided a preview of issues and problems in the field of children’s rights that have yet to break into mainstream discussion.