Past Events: Past Events

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


Past Events listing

November 2022

Gala 2022: Raising Our Voices

Save the date:
November 17, 2022

Cost: Virtual tickets start at $25, in-person tickets $500

Location: Buhler Hall

A rainbow crosswalk in front of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on a sunny day

From talk to action: challenging racism in Canada today

November 3, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: C300 Theatre, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

A crowd of people facing away from the camera. Some in the crowd are holding signs above their heads that say: “I can’t breath #BLM”, “Canada is not immune to racism”, and “Justice for all: end violent, subtle and systemic racism now!!!”

October 2022

Remembering the Children

Sunday, October 23 to Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Cost: Free

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

Carved rectangular Bentwood Box by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, who steamed, bent and carved the box in the traditional style from a single piece of sacred, old-growth red cedar. The artistic styles and imagery in its carved panels represent the distinct cultures of former First Nations, Inuit and Métis residential school students. Two sides of the box are visible, which both feature a face painted and carved into the wood.

The Right to Choose: Hijab and Human Rights

Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: CMHR, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

A woman wearing a blue hijab smiles toward the camera, with a bookshelf in the background.

Days for Girls Sewing Bee 

Friday, October 21, 2:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation on Level 3

Girls holding Days for Girls Sewing Bee menstrual product bags.

Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra Concert

Friday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Level 1 Gallery, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

A group of twenty-two people facing the camera and smiling. They are all wearing dark-coloured pants and white shirts with red embroidery. A majority of the group are holding their instruments, mainly mandolins.

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

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

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

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

Une salle bondée de gens regardant un artiste dessiner sur une grande toile blanche sur scène.

July 2022

Métis Memories of Residential Schools: A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

July 28, 2022 to January 13, 2023

Cost: This space is free to access.

Location: The Forks North Portage Partnership
Classroom Lobby

A graphic image of 24 mosaic tiles depicting Métis experiences in colonial schooling systems. Together the images show a red infinity symbol on a blue background.

June 2022

Rainbow Harmony Project Choir

June 4, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Buhler Hall – Level 1

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

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)

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

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

Two people looking at a poster.

World Press Freedom Day

May 3, 2022

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Online event

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+

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

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


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