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November 2022

Disrupting discrimination, building culture of inclusion in sport

Winnipeg - November 10, 2022

NHL’s Kim Davis to deliver keynote, host youth event for Gala 2022: Raising Our Voices

A rainbow crosswalk in front of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on a sunny day

Free admission for veterans and their families November 8 – 13

Winnipeg - November 8, 2022

Red poppy projection, Sgt. Tommy Prince stamp display mark Remembrance Day

Un grand affichage d'un timbre représentant le sergent Tommy Prince est visible sur le côté droit de l'image. Une passerelle située devant le panneau d'affichage mène à gauche de l'image, dans la galerie Perspectives indigènes.

October 2022

Challenging hate and racism: a conversation at UBC’s Robson Square

Vancouver - October 31, 2022

Leaders from Black, Jewish, Indigenous communities come together November 3

A crowd of people facing away from the camera. Some in the crowd are holding signs above their heads that say: “I can’t breath #BLM”, “Canada is not iImmune to racism”, and “Justice for all: end violent, subtle and systemic racism now!"

Women’s rights and the hijab: a conversation led by Muslim women

Winnipeg - October 20, 2022

Free admission to the CMHR this Friday after 5:00 p.m., panel discussion at 7:00 p.m.

A woman wearing a blue hijab smiles toward the camera, with a bookshelf in the background.

Celebrate Ukrainian culture with the Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra

Winnipeg - October 13, 2022

Free admission to the Museum this Friday after 5:00 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m.

A group of twenty-two people facing the camera and smiling. They are all wearing dark-coloured pants and white shirts with red embroidery. A majority of the group are holding their instruments, mainly mandolins.

Feminism, equality and power: exploring The Handmaid’s Tale today

Winnipeg - October 11, 2022

CMHR CEO to be joined by women leaders at RWB performances to discuss themes from iconic story

On a dark stage are five ballet dancers dressed in red knee-length flowy costumes with white square-like hats. They are looking forward with their hands in prayer.

August 2022

CMHR appoints new VP of exhibitions 

Winnipeg - August 11, 2022

Matthew Cutler (he/him) will join the CMHR as the new Vice‐President, Exhibitions.

A person standing with the Museum in the background. He is wearing a suit, smiling, with his right hand in his pocket, looking directly at the viewer.

June 2022

“Our house is on fire”: new exhibit puts the spotlight on climate justice

Winnipeg - June 28, 2022

Stories feature youth voices calling for action

Une grande bannière rouge est suspendue dans la galerie au-dessus de trois vitrines. En français, les mots en squamish sur la bannière signifient : « Protéger cette terre, c’est dans notre sang ».

May 2022

Breaking down “us” and “them”: new exhibition on racism opens at the CMHR

Winnipeg - May 31, 2022

Panel discussion, public launch to open free exhibition on May 31

Upright panels are arranged in a circle in a dimly lit room. A gap offers people a way to enter the circle, and the interior of the circle is lit brightly. Next to the opening, a panel shows the words "Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think."

All CMHR washrooms to become gender inclusive 

Winnipeg - May 17, 2022

End of “men’s” and “women’s” washrooms a step to create safer experiences for 2SLGBTQ+ community, caregivers.

A man holds up a sign that says "Washroom" as it is mounted to a wall. Underneath the title, the words "accessible," "toilet" and "urinal" are accompanied by descriptive icons.

March 2022

Museum hosts family‐friendly programming for spring break

Winnipeg - March 24, 2022

Free admission Tuesday to Saturday for children 12 and under

Momentum Dance performance in 2019

January 2022

Film screening on hero to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Winnipeg - January 25, 2022

In 1940, as Nazi forces advanced through France, Aristides de Sousa Mendes served as the Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux. He defied orders of his government and issued an estimated 30,000 visas and passports to those fleeing Nazi persecution. Among them were thousands of Jews seeking safety amid the h

A black and white image of a man, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, superimposed over an old passport.

December 2021

Photos from immigrant and refugee youth on display at CMHR

Winnipeg - December 9, 2021

Free admission, dazzling evening light show mark International Human Rights Day

Close-up of a small plant growing through cracks in a concrete surface.

November 2021

New HR leader to propel workplace transformation at CMHR

Winnipeg - November 24, 2021

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is welcoming a new senior leader who will help transform its workplace into a stronger, more equitable organization, CEO Isha Khan announced today. Kimberley Levasseur Puhach brings extensive experience in strategic management, organizational development

Une femme aux longs cheveux noirs, portant un veston, se tient debout, les mains jointes devant elle. Derrière elle se trouve un grand bâtiment inhabituel, avec une façade arrondie en verre et une tour.

Facebook, Big Tech and the spread of online hate

Winnipeg - November 9, 2021

A conversation about rights and democracy in the digital age

An image of transparent hands hovering over a keyboard.

Red tower for Indigenous Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

Winnipeg - November 8, 2021

Free admission for veterans and military this week

A huge building with a rounded glass façade is topped by a glowing red tower.

October 2021

Advisory council created for major CMHR project about LGBT Purge

Winnipeg - October 5, 2021

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), in cooperation with the LGBT Purge Fund, has created a new advisory council for a major project to develop exhibitions, public and education programs and digital content on the LGBT Purge. The Purge was the longest‐running and largest‐scale violation o

September 2021

“Artivists” to share views about art in action against genocide

Winnipeg - September 23, 2021

International and Indigenous artists join virtual CMHR panel discussion

A museum exhibit featuring many traditional Indigenous medicine bags hanging from a baby swing. One end of the swing is attached to birch tree trunks and the other to a red wall that includes text panels.

New Educator in Residence to focus on anti‐racism programs

Winnipeg - September 14, 2021

An Alberta teacher who co‐founded the province’s first Black Teachers Association has become the new Educator in Residence with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). Sarah Adomako‐Ansah will share her passion for diversity, representation and technology to create CMHR programs and resource

A smiling Black woman stands in front of a row of trees. She is looking to her left.

July 2021

Youth share vision for human rights in CMHR exhibition

Winnipeg - July 28, 2021

Young Manitobans are sharing their visions for the future of human rights in a vibrant exhibition called ARTiculate Our Rights, which opens inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) on July 30. Media are invited to a preview tomorrow. More than 100 teenagers from across the province subm

A museum gallery featuring artwork projected onto large screens and colourful geometric shapes.