Friends Gala 2023: Raising our voices

Celebrate the music of resistance and change – and support the Museum

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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Event details

$500 per person
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

Music brings us together. But it does so much more. Music embodies our highest aspirations for freedom, justice and equality.

Join the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for a special evening as we celebrate the power of music and highlight our upcoming new exhibition, Beyond the Beat: Music of Resistance and Change.

At Gala 2023, we’re thrilled to feature two of the artists – Susan Aglukark and Alanis Morissette – whose achievements and contributions will be shared in Beyond the Beat. We are also pleased to honour Moe Levy at this year’s gala for his incredible contributions to establishing the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Susan Aglukark, O.C.

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Juno award‐winning Inuk artist Susan Aglukark’s journey as a singer‐songwriter has led her to reflect on the importance of discovery – discovery of history, culture and self. We are honoured to host her at Gala 2023 to speak about her experiences and perform some of her beloved songs.

Alanis Morissette

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Alanis Morissette’s deeply expressive music has earned vast critical praise and connected with millions of fans. Her success shattered the expectations of the male‐dominated music industry, carving a new path forward. A dedicated charitable activist, Alanis has supported numerous causes ultimately earning her a Global Tolerance Award from the United Nation. We are thrilled to present a virtual interview with her at Gala 2023.

Honouring Moe Levy

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It’s also our custom at each gala to honour someone who has helped advance human rights through their support.

From the moment he secured land for the Museum’s site until the Museum’s inauguration in 2014, Moe Levy did not give up until the vision was realized.


Interested in sponsoring this year’s gala? Download the Gala 2023 Sponsorship Package here. Once you’re ready to sign up as a sponsor, you can either complete the PDF form in the package, or fill out the online sponsorship form here.

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Can’t make it to this year’s event but still want to show your support? You can donate online here.