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January 2, 2015
matthewmcrae
On January 1, 2014 the galleries of our newly-finished building at the Forks stood largely empty and staff had yet to move in.  A year later, we are a fully operational national museum. It’s been a momentous year. Even in early 2014, the Museum saw plenty of activity.  A “Fragile Freedoms” lecture...
October 8, 2014
mireillelamontagne
As an English, History and Global Issues teacher at River East Collegiate in Winnipeg, Anita Maharaj Kumar has been incorporating human rights teaching into her lessons for years. However, she knows there is more that she and her colleagues can do to address human rights issues – a topic that all...
September 15, 2014
matthewmcrae
In my time working as a Researcher-Curator at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, I had the privilege of learning about many amazing stories from across Canada and around the world. One of my favourites involves a tree, yarn and a group of remarkable women. When the Museum opens this September,...
June 10, 2014
Alice Lefevre
All year long, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) Youth Advisory Committee members provide advice and feedback in the development of diverse areas of the Museum, such as, youth engagement, visitor experience, and educational programming. Let me introduce those who help ensure that the...
June 2, 2014
armandoperla
Monsignor Romero was murdered for refusing to be silent in the face of violence, abuse and injustice. He started his career as a conservative Catholic priest during the 1960s and 1970s in El Salvador, an extremely conservative society where the privileged few enjoyed great wealth at the expense of...
March 27, 2014
samira.brakni
For the 6th lecture of the “Fragile Freedoms” series, organizer Arthur Schafer welcomes another distinguished guest: Dr. Vandana Shiva on March 28th. Dr. Shiva’s presentation will be entitled: Earth rights are Human Rights. Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader and thinker. She is...
March 19, 2014
matthewmcrae
On April 27, 2013, a group of graduating students at Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Georgia, held their school’s first-ever integrated prom, where both Black and white students could attend together. No, the year in that last sentence is not a typo. Until 2013, nearly 60 years after the...
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...
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