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September 24, 2015
Each year on September 28th, Canada, along with approximately 40 other countries, celebrates International Right to Know Day. The purpose of Right to Know Day is to raise awareness about the public’s right to access information held by public bodies and to highlight the importance of transparent...
September 14, 2015
Lucille Levy
Meet our curators on social media and ask them your questions! On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, join us as we participate in #AskACurator Day, an online international cultural event. It’s a great opportunity for you to chat with our curatorial staff and for us to meet you! Meet Jeremy Maron who...
July 29, 2015
From July 2014 until May of this year, I worked as a Program Interpreter. I considered myself lucky to get to wander the Museum’s spaces every day, answering questions and teaching school programs. I felt then, as I still do now, that I could work here for years and continue to discover new things...
January 15, 2015
  Stories are at the heart of how the Museum talks about human rights. As a historian and a curator, I have found the stories which inspire us the most are often those told by the people who lived through them. It is a riveting way to learn about both our triumphs and our tragedies. For that...
January 2, 2015
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...
December 11, 2014
Right from the start, we knew that International Human Rights Day – happening on December 10, 2014 - would be a busy and exciting time, but we were thrilled to see just how many people were inspired to visit us for the occasion. To mark the day, the Museum provided free admission all day long and...
October 8, 2014
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...
August 8, 2014
Julia Peristerakis
In honour of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9, we would like to share some of the ways we include Indigenous perspectives at the Museum.  As members of the Research and Curation team for Indigenous content, we seek out the voices of Indigenous peoples. In...
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