Human Rights Day

The Universal Declaration for Human Rights turns 70!

December 9, 2018

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Two hands placed one over the other in the shape of a bird, that hold an olive branch.

Illustration: Anna Parini.

Event details

Enjoy free admission to our galleries and participate in our family‐focused programs as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Citizenship Ceremony

We will kick off the day with a Citizenship Ceremony in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, starting at 11 a.m. Join in the celebration with Canada’s newest citizens. 

Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1

Treble Choir Performance

Enjoy a live performance by the Louis Riel School Division Treble Choir in the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation.

Time: 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation

I Stand Up for Human Rights: Images+Words

For 30 days leading up to December 10, we’ve been marking Human Rights Day with an exploration of the 30 articles contained within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

You can participate in an in‐gallery activity matching dozens of photos with the 30 articles. Explore what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights means to you.

Share your thoughts on social media using these hashtags:




Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Turning Points for Humanity gallery, Level 4

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

The Mandela: Struggle for Freedom exhibition looks at Nelson Mandela and the movement that formed around him.

Design your own anti‐apartheid poster and search for hidden secrets of the underground resistance. Be inspired by Mandela’s letters, written during his 27 years in prison, and write a letter of your own.

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Level 1 Gallery

Please note that scheduled programs are subject to change or cancellation without notice.




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