Results filtered by: Protection of human rights
February 4, 2015
I have the wonderful job of interacting and caring for an amazing variety of really neat things - personal stories gathered from our Oral History Program, books about human rights stories, and unique objects that bring human rights issues to life. I am also responsible for the intriguing assortment...
February 21, 2014
The next lecture in the Fragile Freedoms series will be held on Tuesday, February 25. It marks the halfway point of this project. Indeed, four lectures in this series have already been given at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and four more are still to come. The fifth lecture will be...
August 13, 2013
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” As my internship comes to an end, I can’t help but take the advice of one of my favorite authors, Dr. Seuss.   My name is Desiree Fuller and I am a University of Toronto student, enrolled in the two-year Masters of Museum Studies program....
June 18, 2013
“If you are with us, we'll feed you; if not, we'll kill you." This is what former Guatemalan President Rios Montt reportedly said to an audience of indigenous Guatemalans in 1982.  The president kept his promise. During Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, 200,000 people (mostly Indigenous) were...
April 23, 2013
While Statistics Canada reports that Canadians speak more than 200 languages, English and French account for 58% and 22% of the mother tongues represented. Enacted in 1969, the Official Languages Act recognized the equal status of these two languages. This Act was also ratified by the Canadian...
February 27, 2013
February is Black History Month in Canada, and an opportunity to give credit to the many Black Canadians who have contributed to our society and cultures. Those contributions include advancements in the recognition and protection of human rights in Canada. In its inaugural exhibits, the Canadian...
February 26, 2013
John Peters Humphrey—A Canadian Defender of Human Rights On Monday, February 25th, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and École Riverview School of Winnipeg collaborated for a presentation by Anne Scott, the author of the book The Boy Who Was Bullied. It is the story of John Peters...
November 6, 2012
In honour of Remembrance Day taking place on Sunday, we highlight Aboriginal veterans, the challenges they faced in Canada following their service and the perseverance of the many people that fought to right this historic wrong. The CMHR will tell a wide variety of Canadian stories in its exhibits...
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