Women’s rights tour offered for International Women’s Day (March 8)

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Visitors to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) tomorrow can journey through the evolution of women's rights in Canada on a special themed tour, being offered for International Women's Day.

From Nellie McClung's "Persons Case" of 1927 to Jaime Black's haunting art installation about missing and murdered Indigenous women to a photo exhibit about Muslim women in Quebec who wear the veil, this 75‐minute program invites participants into a conversation about achievements for women's rights – and the work that has yet to be done.

The tour is being offered for $5 per person on top of admission, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in English and at 5 p.m. in French. The Museum is open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, with admission reduced to $5 after 5 p.m. The onsite ERA Bistro also offers $5 cocktail and dessert specials.

The tour includes stops in the Museum's new exhibitions created for Canada's 150th anniversary. Our Canada, My Story opened last week in the Level 6 Expressions gallery, featuring short films about seven remarkable Canadians who have worked to promote human rights today. 1867: Rebellion & Confederation is running in the Museum's Level 1 Gallery, featuring more than 100 fascinating artifacts pertaining to our country's birth. Entry to both special exhibitions is included with general admission.

Public activities are also available with a focus on women's rights. In the Level 2 Canadian Journeys gallery, visitors of all ages can write a card of appreciation to an inspirational woman in their own lives, after reflecting on Museum stories about women who have made a difference for human rights. They can also stop in the Level 7 Inspiring Change gallery to share their responses, through writing or using images, to curated questions designed to evoke discussion about women's rights.

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