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We explore human rights from many different angles and perspectives. Check out our past events (since March 2018).

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September 2022

Bimibatoo‐win: Where I Ran

September 26, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Manittioba Teachers’ Society Classrooms CMHR, Level 1

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In the foreground, the silhouette of a person who appears to be running toward the viewer, in front of a car with its headlights on. In the background, a faint blue sky with the silhouette of a tree and long, thin clouds streaking across the horizon.

Balik‐Tanaw: Martial Law at 50

September 23, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Cost: Free ticket required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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People standing in the rain under umbrellas along a roadside. Headlights from vehicles passing them are on the right side of the image. In the left foreground a sign blocks their faces from view and reads “No to hero’s burial for Marcos! Gabriela.”

Caught in Conflict 

September 21, 2022 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free ticket required

Location: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

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An abandoned city street where the building windows are gone, rubble lies piled in the road and a truck sits abandoned with its back doors open.

August 2022

Mark Emancipation Day at the CMHR 

August 5, 2022

Cost: Free community event; RSVP required.

Location: MTS Classrooms, Buhler Hall

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A crowded hall of people watching musicians perform on a brightly lit stage. On the wall in the background, a projected image reads “Welcome to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.”

June 2022

Rainbow Harmony Project Choir

June 4, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Buhler Hall – Level 1

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Rainbow Harmony Project Choir singing on a wooden stage inside a church.

Fighting back: the 2SLGBTQ+ purge and the ongoing struggle for a more inclusive future

June 3, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Buhler Hall – Level 1

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Twenty-eight members of the LGBT Purge Fund Board and LGBTQ2+ National Monument Advisory Committee standing together and holding a rainbow flag, at the first Monument visioning session in 2019.

The Fruit Machine

June 2, 2022

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: RRC Polytech, Manitou a bi Bii daziigae (319 Elgin Ave)

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Filming a scene of the movie Fruit Machine, 2 people conversing at a kitchen counter.

May 2022

Public opening of Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think

May 31, 2022

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Level 1 Gallery, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

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A woman gazes at a display showing faces of a diverse group of people.

Be an Upstander — Showcase

May 24, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Level 5 - Rights Today gallery

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Two people looking at a poster.

World Press Freedom Day

May 3, 2022

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Online event

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A child is holding a protest sign that says: “Putin, hands off Ukraine.” The child is sitting on their caregiver’s lap. Behind them is a Ukrainian flag.

News or Not?

May 2, 2022

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Online event for classes grades 6+

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A healthcare worker prepares to give a vaccine to a patient. Both people are wearing medical face masks.

April 2022

Culture under fire: protecting Ukrainian heritage

April 28, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Online program – Zoom

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A monument of the city founder Duke de Richelieu is seen covered with sandbags for protection, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in central Odessa on March 9.

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

April 20, 2022 to April 22, 2022

Cost: Free

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A drive through cinema with cars and a sunset behind the screen

New Beginnings Panel Discussion

April 12, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual program – Zoom (register below)

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Five panels are hung on a wall. The panels contain written text and images.

Nuit des idées 2022

April 8, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Level 1

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Still image from an animation showing human figures writing “welcome” in multiple languages in white and yellow on a purple wall.

March 2022

Spring Break 2022

March 29, 2022 to April 2, 2022

Cost: Free for kids 12 and under

Location: Throughout Museum

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People walking up a ramp in the museum.

Annual Public Meeting

March 17, 2022

Cost: Free registration required

Location: Online program (Zoom)

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The CMHR’s exterior is seen at night with its glass panels lit up blue, green and purple.

Rendez‐vous de la Francophonie 2022

Tuesday, March 1 to Thursday, March 31, 2022

Cost: Free

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Cartoon drawing of a three-eyed pink monster and two human figures in front of a landscape of trees, buildings and mountains.

January 2022

Courage and defiance: The story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes

January 27, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Online program – Zoom

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A black and white image of a man, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, superimposed over an old passport.

December 2021

Photos from immigrant and refugee youth on display at CMHR

December 10, 2021 to June 13, 2022

Cost: This space is free to access.

Location: The Forks North Portage Partnership Classroom Lobby

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Close-up of a small plant growing through cracks in a concrete surface.