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May 2019

Spring into human rights at the Museum

Winnipeg - May 16, 2019

New two-day ticket for tourists, diverse programs, expanded hours

An unusual glass, steel and concrete building stands behind light green tree branches and green grass, against a bright blue sky.

Milgaard to speak at Museum 50 years after arrest

Winnipeg - May 3, 2019

Fifty years after being arrested for a murder he didn’t commit, David Milgaard will speak at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) about the power of freedom of the press, which helped clear his name. The May 5 event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the annual conference of th

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April 2019

Indigenous artist and Museum make history with unique agreement for artwork of national importance

Winnipeg - April 12, 2019

Indigenous concepts and Western legal principles have been united in a historically unique agreement signed by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and artist Carey Newman today. The agreement covers the protection and use of The Witness Blanket, a powerful art installation made with over 800

A large horizontal art installation with a wooden frame made up of multiple diamonds and rectangles to which many objects are mounted. There is a half-opened door in the middle of the work.

Student human rights projects showcased in Museum expo

Winnipeg - April 9, 2019

Omar’s project, as a teenaged refugee from Syria, shows the importance of freedom of speech. Kaia is a 13-year-old who wrote, performed and recorded a song of support for friends who face racism. Eric, a Grade 12 activist, organized a “Strut for Shoal” fashion show, fundraiser and march in support o

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Museum wins global award for hi-tech experiences

Winnipeg - April 8, 2019

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has won a top award at the world’s most prestigious celebration of innovative digital projects by museums and cultural institutions. The Museum was recognized Friday night at the annual GLAMi Awards in Boston, which showcase outstanding work to engag

A man and woman look down at an illuminated table. In the background, there is a grouping of colourful posters on the wall.

Surviving atrocity: Event marks 25th anniversary of Tutsi genocide

Winnipeg - April 1, 2019

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will mark the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi people in Rwanda with a special, free event tomorrow night featuring Rwandan-born Lisa Ndejuru, who has dedicated herself to helping survivors of mass atrocity and dislocation.

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March 2019

Jailed Iranian-Canadian journalist to speak at Museum

Winnipeg - March 22, 2019

Jailed Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari – whose best-selling memoir was the basis for Jon Stewart’s film Rosewater – will speak at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) on Tuesday, March 26. Co-hosted by the Museum and the Bahá’í Community of Canada, this free public event will

Maziar Bahari

Rights fest for children transforms Museum during spring break

Winnipeg - March 21, 2019

Free admission all week for children 12 and under

A woman, a man and a young boy are gathered around a circular table. Several photographs are scattered on the table, and the woman is pointing one out to the boy.

Mandela’s lessons for Canada

Winnipeg - March 18, 2019

Indigenous leader speaks out on International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

A man wearing a feather headdress stands beside a woman, who is looking at him. There is a large photograph of a man with grey hair (Nelson Mandela) in the background.

Special women’s rights tour offered all week to mark International Women’s Day

Winnipeg - March 1, 2019

Visitors to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) next week can journey through the struggle for women’s rights and inspiring contributions by women in Canada and around the world. A special themed tour will be offered each day to mark International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on Ma

Large photographs of five women on the wall of a Museum exhibit. They are the "Famous Five" - Nellie McLung, Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Edwards.