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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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July 2023

Project of Heart: Engaging with Empathy

Saturday, July 1 to Sunday, July 2, 2023

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Level 5 – PCL terrace

Small decorated wood tiles sit on a black backdrop. Some display images of families, others show messages like "Every child matters," "Be kind" and "Human is Human."

June 2023

Human Rights Through Film: Tori and Lokita

June 30 to July 6, 2023

Cost: CMHR Members: Free, General Tickets: $10

Location: Cinematheque 100 Arthur St., Suite 304, Winnipeg

Lokita, a 16-year-old migrant from Cameroon, has her arm around Tori, an 11-year-old from Benin. She is looking away, her expression tense and worried, while he looks intensely at her.

Cree beading with Knowledge Keeper Marilyn Dykstra

Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, 2023

Cost: Included with admission

Location: Level 5 – PCL terrace

Two outline beading flowers with two tobacco ties on a dream catcher.

Guilt and decolonization: navigating emotions in the pursuit of action

June 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2023

Cost: Free

Location: Meet in Buhler Hall, sessions will occur in galleries

A visitor looks at a gallery niche on residential schools at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Two small desks sit in the middle of the niche. A large image of Indigenous students sitting at desks at a residential school is on the back wall of the niche, with images and artifacts on the side walls.

Prioritizing Indigenous Values in Wildlife Conservation

Monday, June 12, 2023

Cost: Free, email to register beepeg2023@gmail.com

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Smiling female wearing a fur-lined parka posing in front of a mountainous terrain.

How do we grow our hope and faith?

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1

The night sky is lit up green, yellow and blue with Northern lights. There are large, tall trees on the right-hand side of the image and a lake to the left.

May 2023

Human Rights Through Film: Twice Colonized

May 31 to June 8, 2023

Cost: CMHR Members: Free, General Tickets: $8

Location: Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St., Suite 304, Winnipeg

Aaju Peter covers her eyes and cheeks with her bare hands. Tattoos are visible on her forehead, chin, fingers and wrists. Her hands and the visible parts of her face are illuminated and are framed by her dark curly hair and angular shoulders.

Celebrate Pride Brunch

Sunday, May 28, 2023 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $30

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Boreal Café, Level 1

A stack of waffles topped with blueberries, maple syrup and powdered sugar.

Lady Muse and The Inspirations

Friday, May 26, 2023 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1

Drag queen with shoulder-length blonde hair wearing silver jewelry and a purple dress poses in front of a silver background.

Rainbow Tales

Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Carolyn Sifton Foundation Terrace, Level 6

Colourful illustration of a book with rainbow-coloured pages that is open in the middle. There is a nature scene coming out of the book, which includes a rainbow, mountain, lake, trees, flowers and grass.

Be an Upstander Showcase

Friday, May 12, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Two people looking at a poster.

What’s love got to do with it?

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1

A white figure of a turtle with a frog on its back sitting on top of a colourful star blanket.

National MMIWG2S+ Awareness Day

Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7

Cost: Free

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Level 1 Gallery

Five red dresses, representing missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, hang in a row in the Canadian Journeys gallery as part of an exhibit titled “From Sorrow to Strength.” Behind the dresses, the scene of a snow-covered forest with more red dresses hung on the branches of trees is displayed on a series of banners.

April 2023

Sustainable Fashion: Make, mend and defend

Friday, April 14, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation, Level 3

Garment workers sit at desks with sewing machines in a warehouse.

Human Rights Through Film: Women Talking

April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17 and 22, 2023

Cost: Free for members, $8 for general public

Location: Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Suite 304, Winnipeg, Manitoba

A group of women dressed in head coverings and long dresses are gathered in a barn filled with hay bales and lit by lanterns. Some of them standing and some are sitting while they look to the left.

March 2023

Two‐Spirit Journeys

Friday, March 31, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Level 1, The Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms

Elder Ma-Nee Chacaby stands outside surrounded by trees and cabin looking up at the sky playing a drum.

Spring Break 2023 

March 25 to April 2, 2023

Cost: Free for kids 12 and under

Location: Throughout Museum

Two guitar players in bright and colourful outfits sing into microphones in front of a balloon arch.

Behind the Dress: A call to keep fighting for our kids

Friday, March 24, 2023, 5:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms, Level 1

This section of the orange jingle dress shows a thunderbird.

Annual Public Meeting

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation, Level 3

A man stands in front of an illustrated blue and orange a map of Canada.

Breaking the Silence: The Yazidi genocide and its ongoing legacy 

Wednesday March 15, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free, members-only event. Registration info below.

Location: PCL Terrace, Level 5

A woman hugs her aunt upon arriving at the Winnipeg airport.