Saturday, November 15, 2014

Albert J.F. Lin Human Rights Award

The Taiwanese Human Rights Association of Canada
invites you to attend the presentation of the first
Albert J.F. Lin Human Rights Award
Dr. Ed File, Teacher of Empowerment

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Taiwanese United Church in Toronto
53 Cummer Avenue, North York
followed by a Human Rights Fair and Reception

Free admission - All are welcome!  
For inquiries, contact

The 2014 recipient of the Albert J.F. Lin Human Rights Award is Rev. Dr. Ed File. Human Rights are rarely given as gifts from the powerful. Rather they must be demanded and fought for, often with great sacrifice. But how do oppressed people do this in an effective, sustained, organized and peaceful way?

For over 50 years Ed File has trained and inspired leaders of marginalized people to fight for their rights - in Canada (Canadian Urban Training Project, CUT), globally (World Council of Churches URM Advisory Committee) and in Taiwan (Taiwan Urban Rural Mission). In his 32 years of work with Albert Lin in the TURM, Ed played a key role in Taiwan’s peaceful democratization. He has also empowered trainees from North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe in programs held all over the world. Ed's partner Donna Loft has also been part of this work, especially in relation to the Taiwan Aboriginal URM. ​

Please invite your friends and join us on December 13 for the awards presentation and human rights fair to acknowledge and continue the long-time work of those who work for human rights.