Human Rights Day 2019

Celebrate human rights with free admission and special programs.

December 10, 2019

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A young child interacting with photos on a table. An adult sits beside him. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR, Colin Corneau

Event details

Enjoy free admission to our galleries and participate in our family‐focused programs as we celebrate Human Rights Day 2019.

Free admission
Various locations

During the day, check out family‐friendly activities that celebrate human rights.

I Stand Up for Human Rights: Images + Words

Explore what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights means to you. Choose from an array of photos and match them to the 30 articles in the Declaration. Younger visitors can participate using rights from the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Share your thoughts on social media using #AtCMHR and #HumanRightsDay.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Where: Turning Points for Humanity gallery on Level 4

Animated National Film Board Films: Ready, Set, Action!

Check out a collection of short films that bring human rights to life through animation. Watch as an oddly shaped domino struggles to belong, a boy can’t get the rest he needs, and a young man goes on a journey of self‐discovery. Let our staff know which film you’d like to see first! 

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Where: Inspiring Change gallery on Level 7

You can also learn about human rights with a new web‐based game you can play on your phone as you explore the galleries!

Who said it?

On Human Rights Day, the Museum is releasing a new web game that asks you to match inspiring quotations with the human rights defenders who said them. All the quotes can be found in the Museum galleries, so if you just can’t figure one out, explore and find it!

In the evening, learn about the 1967–1970 Nigeria‐Biafra war and its legacy through survivors’ stories of resilience and advocacy for justice.

The Forgotten Stories: Nigeria‐Biafra War and its Genocide

Lecture and panel discussion: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: CMHR, Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms on Level 1

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