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June 2024

Ariane Moffatt headlines Francophone concert at CMHR

Winnipeg - June 26, 2024

Intimate and powerful French‐language concert amplifies music from blockbuster exhibition Beyond the Beat: Music of Resistance and Change

A performer is sitting behind a keyboard on stage with beams of blue and white lights and a rainbow flag flying on a pole.

May 2024

Students to showcase human rights projects at CMHR

Winnipeg - May 22, 2024

Special free admission offer available to Be an Upstander Showcase attendees

In a museum gallery, students exhibit projects on easels. Two students speak with adults about their work.

Canada’s Drag Race finalist kicks off Pride festivities at CMHR

Winnipeg - May 16, 2024

Drag shows, tours, Pride pop‐up shop, brunch and storytime celebrate a rainbow of rights

A person with long blond crimped hair sitting on a ledge overlooking a large body of water in a gold bikini.

April 2024

Conscious couture hits runway at sustainable fashion event

Winnipeg - April 10, 2024

Free event empowers visitors to take action with more ethical wardrobe choices

Garments are hung over a rack to air dry. The fabrics are grey, black, white and shocking pink.

February 2024

Concert series celebrates music that has provoked change

Winnipeg - February 29, 2024

The Museum announces Beyond the Beat Music Series.

Concert-goers raise their hands in collective jubilation as a band plays on a brightly lit stage.

Musical showcase to carry human rights stories to new heights

Winnipeg - February 16, 2024

The CMHR and University of Manitoba collaborate on an inspirational free Friday night

Two hands play the keys of a gleaming black Yamaha piano. The pianist, barely shown, wears a long-sleeved black top.

January 2024

Beyond the Beat: Interactive exhibition showcases how music has amplified change

Winnipeg - January 29, 2024

Blockbuster exhibition opens Friday, February 2; media preview Tuesday, January 30

Two visitors, seen from behind, view a series of exhibition panels that show a large crowd at a rock concert.

December 2023

Film premiere brings ancestral knowledge into focus to stop gender‐based violence

Winnipeg - December 5, 2023

Screening and discussion with Clan Mothers on December 6

Two hands in black and white hold onto a red rope.

Old van rocks new exhibition at the CMHR

Winnipeg - December 5, 2023

A van is the centrepiece of the new exhibition Beyond the Beat: Rage Against the Machine.

Red Chevrolet van in an exhibition space with video by Rage Against the Machine playing in the background.

November 2023

Unloved: Film remembers Huronia’s forgotten children

Winnipeg - November 29, 2023

Screening and panel discussion on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

A black-and-white photo of a sad-looking boy is paperclipped to an institution admission form that asks his name, when he was admitted, and his mental condition.

Innocents behind bars in Canada and America

Winnipeg - November 23, 2023

A public panel discussion on systemic racism and wrongful convictions

Housing is a human right: New actions to solve Canada’s ongoing crisis

Winnipeg - November 22, 2023

Advocates to share new approaches at annual Simces and Rabkin Dialogue

Free admission to CMHR shifting from Friday nights to Sundays

Winnipeg - November 21, 2023

Change gives more families a chance to visit and explore.

Iconic Canadian musicians celebrated at Gala 2023: Raising Our Voices

Winnipeg - November 14, 2023

Friends of the CMHR gala features Susan Aglukark and Alanis Morissette

October 2023

Manidoo Mazina’igan: original Treaty #3 documents on display at CMHR

Winnipeg - October 16, 2023

A community copy of Treaty #3 from 1873 is on display this week at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) to mark the 150th anniversary of its signing. The documents were cared for by Chief Paabamasagaa of Naotkamegwanning First Nation and his descendants. It is one of 24 community copies that

A document that forms part Treaty #3, displaying the signatures of Crown negotiators and First Nations Chiefs.

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.