March 12, 2014
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...
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...
January 22, 2014
Before I was asked to sit on the CMHR’s Inclusive Design Advisory Council, I had absolutely no knowledge of this project. It was only when I came to Winnipeg in September 2011 that I understood the extent of the initiative as well as the challenge before the Museum staff and council members. ...
January 17, 2014
Please note that the conference scheduled by Professor John Borrows as part of the Fragile Freedoms lecture series has been rescheduled and will take place on February 17. For more information please visit http://fragilefreedoms.com It has been a few months since the public had the opportunity to...
December 18, 2013
On the night Mandela died, I went to his house and joined the gathering- singing, dancing and reflecting. On my way home, at about 2:00 a.m., I was stopped by a roadblock. Suddenly, the whole convoy was in front of me.  First the rows of military motorbikes, then the hearse. With crystal clarity, I...
December 3, 2013
I have been called many things -- a fighter, a champion, a leader, an advocate, a groundbreaker, a wife and a volunteer. However, I am the most proud to call myself a friend and supporter of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). On July 20, 2011, I received an email informing me that the...
November 27, 2013
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...
November 19, 2013
On September 27 and 28, 2013, I had the opportunity to attend a conference in Toronto called “Contextualizing the Holodomor”, which was held to mark the 80th anniversary of the 1932-1933 famine-genocide in Ukraine.  The conference was organized by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (...
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