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Special women’s rights tour offered all week to mark International Women’s Day

Large photographs of five women on the wall of a Museum exhibit. They are the "Famous Five" - Nellie McLung, Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Edwards.

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Visitors to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) next week can journey through the struggle for women’s rights and inspiring contributions by women in Canada and around the world.

A special themed tour will be offered each day to mark International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on March 8. At the end, participants can leave behind their thoughts on curated cards that prompt them to think about women’s rights issues.

Photo: Patrick Rabago

Performances featuring diverse women’s voices exploring perspectives about identity will also be showcased on the March 6 free admission evening (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.). At various locations throughout the Museum, visitors can experience monologues, music and spoken word performances by the artists of Winnipeg’s Sarasvàti Productions.

Women on the moon, a literal elephant in the room and body parts named Thelma and Louise are featured in stories of the Cabaret of Monologues, with nine different performances presented at three different times, along with opportunities for audience interaction and dialogue.

WHAT: Week-long activities for International Women’s Day 

WHEN: March 3 to 9, 2019. See schedule below

WHERE: CMHR, 85 Israel Asper Way

Schedule:

Women’s rights tours – 75 minutes, every day from March 3 to 9 at 10:30 a.m. in English and 1 p.m.in French (except March 4, when the Museum is closed).Cost: $5 plus admission fee.

Cabaret of Monologues performances – March 6 at 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m, various locations in Museum. Cost: Free.

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