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April 25, 2014
jeremy.maron
This year, Sunday April 27 marks the beginning of Yom ha-Shoah—a day devoted to the memory of the Holocaust 1. As such, I would like to take this opportunity to discuss an object the Canadian Museum for Human Rights recently acquired—a Yiddish poem from the Holocaust, written on January 13, 1943 by...
March 12, 2014
lee-ann.martin
Every so often, my role as a curator of contemporary art affords me the great pleasure to meet an artist whose work inspires and whose perspectives lead to a close personal friendship. Rebecca Belmore is such an artist with whom I have worked since 1991. At that time, she invited me to participate...
November 27, 2013
christelle.mekoh
For many students, September means not only back to school but getting to face some of their fears and challenges. Students from the River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) come from a very large and diverse population with various cultures being represented. Some of them tend to be isolated...
October 8, 2013
andreanne.paquet
In 2010, I launched the Ce qui nous voile (“what veils us”) project, challenging some of the misconceptions about women who wear the veil in the hopes of leading to greater acceptance and promoting a more harmonious coexistence.  The women I spoke with told me they chose to wear the hijab. Their...
August 20, 2013
chandraerlendson
“I was Free Before, in Spaces to the Stars” – Poems of Rita Joe, 1978 I had the pleasure of interviewing local aboriginal artist Kevin Lee Burton about a contemporary community art installation, which will be located near the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), called MANIFESTIPI developed as...
La Liberté, Manitoba’s French weekly newspaper, reached an amazing milestone on May 20th - 100 years in existence. That makes it Western Canada’s oldest French newspaper. Established in 1913 by Bishop Langevin and the Oblate Fathers, it’s been connecting Franco-Manitobans province-wide, long before...
March 11, 2013
jeremy.maron
On January 17, 2013, I had the privilege to participate in the Raoul Wallenberg Day program at the Gray Academy of Jewish Education, a Winnipeg school that offers general as well as Jewish academic programs for students from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat...
February 19, 2013
stephencarney
February 24 – March 2,2013 is Freedom to Read Week in Canada – a week set aside to celebrate our right to express ourselves and the freedom to access those expressions. Access to the written word - and all other forms of expression - is essential in the development of informed and active citizens,...
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