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May 8, 2018
matthewmcrae
Curator Isabelle Masson interviews Aziz Fall in November 2015. Fall was involved in anti-apartheid activism as a student in Montreal. Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen   The exhibition Mandela: Struggle for Freedom is opening at the Museum in June 2018. It shares the story of Nelson Mandela and his...
How does one person make a difference? How do people excluded from circles of power enact positive change? For women, who have been historically excluded from these circles, the answer is often in challenging the very structures that have served to keep them outside. As part of our newest...
March 19, 2018
matthewmcrae
On March 21, 1960, police officers in a black township in South Africa opened fire on a group of people peacefully protesting oppressive pass laws, killing 69. The anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre is remembered the world over every March 21 on the International Day for the Elimination of...
March 7, 2018
travis.tomchuk
Dominique Corti, as a child, with her mother Lucille Teasdale Corti. Photo: courtesy of Dominique Corti, M.D., Teasdale-Corti Foundation   Montréal’s Lucille Teasdale Corti was one of Canada’s first female surgeons. For more than 30 years, she devoted herself to working at the Lacor Hospital...
January 27, 2018
jeremy.maron
On January 27, 1945, Soviet forces liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. At this notorious site, Nazi Germany, under Adolf Hitler, murdered more than a million people – almost one million of them were Jews. In 2005, the United Nations designated January 27 as...
November 11, 2017
Rhea Yates
Accessibility and inclusion advocate Haben Girma (left) sits next to blog author Rhea Yates.    Haben Girma confesses to being a little bored by stories featuring people with disabilities who overcome challenges. Haben, who is Deaf-Blind, is much more interested in exploring stories about how...
November 8, 2017
matthewmcrae
On December 8, 1941, the Japanese army launched an attack on the then-British colony of Hong Kong, located in Southern China. The attack was one of the opening salvos of the Second World War in the Pacific, which would pit Japan against the allied nations, including the United States, Great Britain...
October 25, 2017
matthewmcrae
It took Gogo Gladys Tyophol many years to come to terms with the death of her only son. He died of HIV in May 2005, and his wife passed away only a few months after that. Tyophol, who lives in Khayelitsha Township, outside of Cape Town, South Africa, was left alone to care for her son’s three young...
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