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January 2020

Rock star presents his “virtual being” to students at CMHR

Winnipeg - January 27, 2020

Hundreds of high-school students will meet Ophelia, a virtual being who learns from her conversations with humans, during a youth event this Thursday at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).

A digitized image of the blue head of a virtual woman.

Son of “Mengele twin” speaks at Museum for 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Winnipeg - January 23, 2020

They were Jewish children subjected to medical experiments by Dr. Josef Mengele as twins imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious Nazi death camp that was liberated on January 27, 1945.  Richard K. Lowy, the Canadian son of a twin who survived this horror, will give a mesmerizing

Train tracks lead to a distant building recognizable as the Auschwitz-Birkenau gate house.

CMHR welcomes visitors from 85 countries, every province and state

Winnipeg - January 22, 2020

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) welcomed visitors from at least 85 countries last year, including people from every province and territory in Canada and every state in the USA. Participants at the Museum’s Annual Public Meeting today heard that 66 per cent of its visitors travell

A crowd of people in a museum gallery. There are colourful light bubbles on the floor beneath them.

December 2019

Human rights for the holidays

Winnipeg - December 12, 2019

Free admission for kids, family-friendly activities at CMHR

An unusual building surrounded by a glass "cloud" and topped by a tower. It is surrounded by snow and bare trees.

Free admission, family programs for International Human Rights Day

Winnipeg - December 6, 2019

Evening event to focus on forgotten genocide of Nigeria-Biafra war

A man and woman stand looking at a double-sided video screen in a museum gallery. The man is pointing at the screen.

New film shows Rwandan-Canadian pursuit of justice after genocide

Montréal - December 4, 2019

A new film by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will be screened in Montréal on Sunday about the work of the Rwandan-Canadian community to pursue justice against suspected war criminals identified in Canada after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. The short documentary film, crea

A group of people walking down a street with sign that reads “Commémoration du génocide contre les Tutsi du Rwanda. Avril-Juillet 1994.”.

November 2019

Children to celebrate 30th anniversary of Rights of the Child

Winnipeg - November 19, 2019

Dozens of Winnipeg school children will join national and international representatives of SOS Children’s Villages at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) for World Children’s Day this Wednesday, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights o

Four small, laughing boys sit together in a row.

National book launch: Artist shares epic journey to “pick up the pieces” for the Witness Blanket

Winnipeg - November 18, 2019

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will host the national launch of a book that explores the epic quest to gather items from over 130 sites of Indian residential schools for the Witness Blanket, a monumental art installation by master carver Carey Newman (Ha-Yalth-Kin-Geme). In conversat

A man wearing traditional Indigenous regalia and headdress stands in front of an art installation made of wooden panels with embedded objects.

New exhibit explores fight for rights on the job

Winnipeg - November 15, 2019

A miner’s helmet, a nurse’s uniform, and a railway conductor’s cap are being used to help tell the story of three important labour-rights struggles that led to positive changes for Canadian workers. Created in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, a n

A line of miners hold lunch pails as they punch a time clock.

CMHR invites youth art projects for Manitoba 150 human rights exhibition

Winnipeg - November 12, 2019

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has issued a call for submissions of youth art projects about human rights.

Smears of red, blue, purple and yellow paint.