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April 14, 2015
clintcurle
Legislation usually makes for dull reading. But on rare occasions, our laws read like poetry.  Such is the case with Canada’s 2003 Holocaust Memorial Day Act, which creates an annual day of reflection on the Holocaust. One of the exhibits in the Museum’s Breaking the Silence gallery explores this...
March 31, 2015
alainbouchard
How does a plastic grocery bag connect to human rights? One of the activities we offer for families during spring break involves learning to make a soccer ball from plastic bags, newspaper and string. It’s one of my favourites. The intention is to inspire thought and conversation about the right...
Helping people connect with the Museum on social media is an exciting part of my job as Digital Content Specialist. That’s why I’m really looking forward to participating for the first time in  #MuseumWeek from March 23 to 29.  For a full week, more than 1,400 museums around the world, including...
March 2, 2015
isabelle.masson
Gender inequality and violence against girls and women remain key issues in the struggle for human rights in Canada and around the world. Dozens of powerful stories about the past, present and future of women’s rights can be found throughout the Museum. In the Rights Today gallery where I act as...
February 20, 2015
stephencarney
From February 22 to 28, people across Canada will celebrate Freedom to Read Week, an annual event founded by the Canadian Book and Periodical Council.The goal is to raise awareness about censorship in Canada and to encourage people to "think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual...
February 13, 2015
angela.cassie
On Sunday, 16 May 1964, Prime Minister Lester Pearson was in Winnipeg speaking to 2000 people at the Royal Canadian Legion.  As Pearson spoke, he was booed and heckled by members of the audience.  What could possibly have riled an audience comprised mostly of veterans?  Pearson, himself a veteran...
February 12, 2015
travis.tomchuk
Beginning in the early 19th century until 1863, people escaping slavery in the United States made their way to Canada via the Underground Railroad.  This is the subject of one of the exhibit alcoves in the Museum’s Canadian Journeys gallery, where I act as lead Researcher-Curator. Many people know...
February 4, 2015
heatherbidzinski
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...
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