Gala 2021: Raising Our Voices

Presented by the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

November 28, 2021

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A large, free-standing art installation contains hundreds of objects. It is framed in cedar and there is an open door in the middle that people can walk through. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

Event details

This hybrid gala will support the ongoing work of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights!

Online program with a limited tickets available for in-person reception.

Student Ticket — Virtual Gala: $25 for all K‑12 and post‐secondary students.

Individual Ticket - Virtual Gala: $50 for viewing by a single person.

Household Ticket — Virtual Gala: $250 for viewing by multiple people.

Viewing Party — Virtual Gala: $1000 link to the virtual event sent to you, plus a special curated gift box.

Single Seat — In‐Person Gala: $500.

At this special event, you will have the opportunity to learn about the Witness Blanket, a monumental work of art created by Master Carver Carey Newman to honour survivors of residential schools. It is an opportunity to amplify the voices of those working hard to pursue truth and reconciliation and defend human rights for everyone.

Gala 2021: Raising Our Voices will feature Mr. Newman as the keynote speaker, alongside moving musical performances and personal testimonies from people across Canada including Shelagh Rogers, Don Amero, Paul Brandt, Tom Jackson, N’we Jinan youth artists, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and more!

Carey Newman
Photo: CMHR, Doug Little

Carey Newman (Hayalthkin’geme) is a multi‐disciplinary artist and master carver. Through his father he is Kwakwak’awakw from the Kukwekum, Giiksam, and WaWalaby’ie clans of Fort Rupert, and Coast Salish from Cheam of the Sto:lo Nation along the upper Fraser Valley. Through his mother he is English, Irish, and Scottish. His work can be seen around the world. In his artistic practice he strives to highlight Indigenous, social and environmental issues as he examines the impacts of colonialism.

Mr. Newman is the Impact Chair in Indigenous Art Practice at the University of Victoria and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2017. He was named to the Order of British Columbia in 2018.

Tickets to the gala are available for purchase online here. If you wish to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please click here.