Results filtered by: Human rights workers
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...
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...
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. ...
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 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 (...
October 24, 2013
The lecture series “Fragile Freedoms: the global struggle for the respect of human rights” continues with the second lecture fast approaching. With different perspectives on the topic at each presentation, the invitees are prestigious speakers from around the world. As part of their work and their...
October 16, 2013
On a beautiful August day, I joined my Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) colleagues Danielle Sala and Lindsay Weedon to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg. I had long been aware of Habitat’s international work, but knew little about its Canadian projects. What I did know was my...
October 8, 2013
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...
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