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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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February 2024

The Great Moon, kisteyihtowin (respect) and the way we relate

February 25, 2024

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights – The group will meet in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1 and proceed together to Level 6.

Five museum visitors look at towering exhibits in the “Indigenous Perspectives” gallery at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The nearest is made of wood and features trees, animals and a plaque. Behind the visitors, a rounded theatre built of bent wooden slats is visible.

Dream Big: Music and human rights

February 23, 2024

Cost: This event is free; registration is recommended

Location: Galleries throughout the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Two hands play the keys of a gleaming black Yamaha piano. The pianist, barely shown, wears a long-sleeved black top.

This Stained Dawn documents feminist struggle in Pakistan

February 15, 2024 to February 18, 2024

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

Location: Dave Barber Cinematheque 100 Arthur St., Winnipeg

A Pakistani woman, Anam Abbas, in a black and white headwrap, red lipstick, chunky brown collar necklace and black-and-white blouse looks forward with a bemused expression.

Inside Canada’s prisons: Racism, broken systems and how we make change

Monday, February 12, 2024

Cost: This event is free, but registration is required.

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

Close-up on grey prison bars.

Market for Black Artisans and Entrepreneurs

February 10, 2024 to February 11, 2024

Cost: Free

Location: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

A scattering of people are in a room where kiosks are placed around it. In the centre of the room, there is a long table adorned with vibrant tablecloths and vases filled with long, dry plants.

Tom Morello in Concert

Friday, February 2, 2024

Cost: SOLD OUT

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

Tom Morello looks intently at the camera while leaning on his hand, which holds a guitar by the neck. He is wearing a black leather jacket, red collared shirt and baseball hat.

January 2024

Do Not Forget Me: Haunting letters from Jewish mothers in Greece

January 28, 2024

Cost: Free

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

A woman sits reading a book. The woman is Katerina Sakellaropoulou, President of the Hellenic Republic.

Winterruption Round Dance

January 27, 2024

Cost: Free, details below.

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

A group of men drum and sing in a circle. They are tightly surrounded by a large and diverse crowd of people all singing along.

Being an Oskâpêwis – An essential ceremonial helper

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The group will meet in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1 and proceed together to Level 6.

A team of black and tan dogs are harnessed together and running, pulling a sled through snowy terrain.

Be an Upstander Educators Workshop

January 26, 2024 and January 30, 2024

Cost: Free, registration required

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

Students in a museum gallery display their work on easels. The focus is on one student talking with an adult who is smiling and taking a photograph with their phone of the student’s work. The artwork shows four people in a hallway with four doors, each with a sign on it.

A Bullet Pulling Thread: Grief, quilts and the quest for change

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

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

Location: Dave Barber Cinematheque 100 Arthur St., Winnipeg

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Tearing down accessibility barriers

Monday, January 8, 2024 from 7 p.m. — 8.30 p.m.

Cost: The event is free to attend, and everyone is welcome. Registration is encouraged.

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

A portrait photo of David Lepofsky, an older man in a suit and tie.

December 2023

Human Rights Day 2023

Sunday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

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Five people in a museum gallery. Two sit on a bench. Three people, including one in a wheelchair, are on a circular area where bubbles of coloured light are projected on the floor.

Opikinawasowin – The process of lifting children and growing sacredness

December 9, 2023

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights The group will meet in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1 and proceed together to level 6.

A Indigenous dancer in brightly coloured Fancy Shawl regalia beside a river.

Premiere of IKWEWI – She is a Woman

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

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

Location: Dave Barber Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg

Two bright red felt dresses are pinned to a grey background next to braided red yarn and a traditional Métis sash.

Unloved: Film remembers Huronia’s forgotten children

December 3, 2023

Cost: Free event. All welcome.

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

A black-and-white photo of a sad-looking boy is paperclipped to an institution admission form that asks his name, when he was admitted, and his mental condition.

November 2023

Housing is a human right

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Cost: Free

Location: This virtual dialogue will be held on Zoom.

A group of people walking down a street. One person holds a sign that reads: “Housing is a human right.”

Innocents Behind Bars: Systemic Racism and Wrongful Convictions

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Cost: Free

Location: MTS Classroom, Canadian Museum for Human Rights

An simple illustration of a white hummingbird picking the lock of a door and opening it. The door is in a row of doors.

Holiday wreathmaking workshops

November 25 & 26 and December 2

Cost: $39.99 per kit/person, tax included. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Museum’s United Way Campaign.

Location: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1

Gros plan de deux personnes en train de fabriquer une couronne. L'une d'elles tient un sécateur et s'apprête à couper du fil.

Freezing Water Moon – Ni Kiskinohamâson – Strength and Hope 

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The group will meet in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1 and proceed together to Level 6.

Water sprays onto rock formations from an unseen opening above, causing a dramatic array of icicles and mounds of ice on boulders.