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September 2023

Woman, Life, Freedom: women’s rights the focus of new installation

Winnipeg - September 15, 2023

Banner opens at CMHR on anniversary of Jina Mahsa Amini’s death

A white banner hangs on a wall, bearing the words "Woman, Life, Freedom" in black. Small coloured squares with text are attached to the banner around the text.

New Educator in Residence to focus on 2SLGBTQI+ programs

Winnipeg - September 14, 2023

A leader in creating 2SLGBTQI+ programs for students and teachers is the new Educator in Residence at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). Walter Cassidy (he/him) will bring decades of experience highlighting queer and trans issues to this national role. An educator, historian and activis

Walter Cassidy stands in front of the glowing alabaster ramps at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. On his suit lapel, a small pin reads "Queer."

July 2023

Summer music series heats up patio at CMHR

Winnipeg - July 12, 2023

Friday evening performances complement free night at Museum

Couches and chairs sit in a fenced patio. Small trees and tall green prairie grass surrounds the patio. In the background, the spire from Esplanade Riel rises above the trees.

June 2023

Museum offers free admission on Canada Day

Winnipeg - June 27, 2023

Galleries and special programs share important stories of rights in Canada

The museum's Canadian Journeys gallery, seen from the perspective of a visitor standing in the middle of it, surrounded by niches that share stories of Canadian experiences of human rights. On the walls above the niches, large images of faces of Canadian human rights defenders are seen arranged in a grid pattern.

Students plan a thriving downtown in virtual challenge

Winnipeg - June 13, 2023

Showcase of designs at CMHR today part of Level Up: Winnipeg

A graphic rendering of the exterior of the Museum with the text "Level Up Winnipeg" laid overtop.

May 2023

Acclaimed doc on Inuk rights defender begins screening this week

Winnipeg - May 30, 2023

Human Rights Through Film series a partnership with Cinematheque

Aaju Peter covers her eyes and cheeks with her bare hands. Tattoos are visible on her forehead, chin, fingers and wrists. Her hands and the visible parts of her face are illuminated and are framed by her dark curly hair and angular shoulders.

Drag story time, performance and brunch mark Pride at CMHR

Winnipeg - May 18, 2023

Events and in‐gallery activities kick off month of celebration and protest

Drag queen with long, wavy black hair wears a tiara and necklace with large white pearls and a glittery emerald green dress. Drag queen with big platinum-blond hair is dressed in a silver, sequined dress. Drag queen with shoulder-length blond hair sits wearing a purple velvet dress.

Student human rights projects on display tomorrow at CMHR

Winnipeg - May 11, 2023

Twenty‐three projects by Manitoba students on pressing human rights issues

Three students stand in front of a poster board, placed on a table. A museum visitor stands in front of them looking at the poster board.

No more stolen sisters: honouring MMIWG2S+ in special display

Winnipeg - May 4, 2023

Items from sacred bundle of National Inquiry in Level 1 Gallery until Sunday

5 red dresses of different sizes and designs are displayed on mannequins.

April 2023

Student leaders engage with ethical dilemmas in national gathering

Winnipeg - April 28, 2023

Canadian High School Ethics Bowl happens this Friday and Saturday

A person in the left foreground sits at a long table, talking and gesturing with their hands. Sheets of paper, pens and drinks sit on the table. Four other figures listen intently.

Strengthening communities through volunteering

Winnipeg - April 19, 2023

Dozens of organizations to showcase volunteer opportunities at fair this Friday

The exterior of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, seen in the sunset against the city skyline.

New CMHR teaching resource brings anti‐racism into the classroom

Winnipeg - April 17, 2023

A free, bilingual online resource to help teachers educate students about race and racism launches today.

A black woman stands in a dark place between two large projectors. She's holding a helmet and wears a Canadian bobsleigh suit.

The true costs of fast fashion

Winnipeg - April 12, 2023

Explore the impacts of the fashion industry with designers and makers this Friday

Garment workers sit at desks with sewing machines in a warehouse.

March 2023

Spring break extravaganza at CMHR this week 

Winnipeg - March 28, 2023

Free admission, performances and activities for kids all week

Three dancers in red and white outfits perform in front of a crowd of children at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Jingle dress shares stories of family, community and hope

Winnipeg - March 23, 2023

Event this Friday with dressmaker Amanda Grieves and Michael Redhead Champagne

A section of an orange jingle dress is shown. Jingles, or small silver cone-shaped pendants, are visible at the top of the image. Under them, seven human figures are shown, all in various colours and sizes. One of the figures is wearing an orange shirt. These human figures are holding hands inside a multicoloured tipi.

What a way to make a living: film screening on workplace inequality to mark International Women’s Day

Winnipeg - March 7, 2023

Free screening of retrospective on cult classic 9 to 5 starts at noon tomorrow.

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton sitting on a couch together.

Museum welcomes community leader as VP Visitor Experience

Winnipeg - March 7, 2023

An inclusive leader with deep roots in the Franco‐Manitoban community is the new Vice‐President, Visitor Experience at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

The Mariachi Ghost bring anguish, joy, fury to CMHR this Friday

Winnipeg - March 1, 2023

Tickets to show start at just $12, free admission to galleries after 5 p.m.

Members of The Mariachi Ghost, standing in a row, dressed in matching black suits with white stitched details and red cravats. The left half of their faces are painted to resemble skeletons.

February 2023

Anniversary of war in Ukraine marked through new exhibit

Winnipeg - February 23, 2023

Film opening, rally to support Ukrainian community at CMHR tomorrow

A yellow wall with the words "Ukrainian Artists United" and a dynamic blue and yellow graphic is right side of the image. On the left side, an image is projected on a screen showing a person with headphones and an open mouth, as though they are singing. Benches for sitting are placed in front of the screen.

$5 admission offer headlines February events at the CMHR

Winnipeg - February 1, 2023

Free programs to celebrate Black History Month

Three people sit around a table, smiling, each with a paper coffee cup in front of them. The sun shines behind them, through the panes of glass that wrap around the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.