Provincial Heritage Fair Student, Christi
Grade 7 at Cornerstone Christian Academy
Marina Nemat: 'I live to testify.' Truth or Lie?
Why did you choose this topic?
I chose this topic because I was inspired by Marina Nemat's bravery, strength, and courage to stand up for what she believed in and survive her torment in a country that is abusive to human rights. It seemed like very few people knew who she was, so I wanted to share her story. I also wanted to use this project to advocate for human rights as well, as it is a topic I feel very strongly about.
What part of the Provincial Fair are you most excited about?
I am most excited about the walking tour of downtown Squamish.
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Place you would most like to visit
If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be and why?
If I could meet any historical figure, it would be Viola Desmond. It would be her because she is one of the first Canadians to challenge racial segregation, which is a huge milestone in our history that means something to many people. Racial discrimination is a topic that I am passionate about and it is completely relevant today. I think it would be interesting and beneficial for all people to hear what Desmond would do to challenge racial discrimination in today's society.