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Topics: Discrimination

Exhibitions

Climate Justice

June 2022 to June 2024

This new exhibit explores the connections between human rights and climate change.

A crowd of youth hold protest signs and stand behind a large banner that reads “La Terre Mère,” or “mother earth” in English.

Stories

Covering the Holodomor: Memory Eternal

By Jeremy Maron

Explore the role of journalists and the media in hiding and revealing the story of the genocidal famine in Ukraine engineered by Josef Stalin.

A statue of a girl holding stalks of wheat.

Us vs. Them: The process of othering

By Clint Curle

Explore the relationship between othering, human rights violations and the process of genocide through the lenses of the Holocaust and the Rohingya genocide.

A group of men building a stone wall across a city street

The stain of antisemitism in Canada

By Jeremy Maron

A black-and-white photograph of a crowd of people, most of them standing, on a beach.

The Sharpeville Massacre

By Matthew McRae

Discover how the South African government’s murderous response to peaceful protest inspired local and international action against apartheid.

People stand in front of a row of coffins.

One woman’s resistance

Viola Desmond helped inspire Canada’s civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat in a movie theatre. Now, she is on the $10 bill.

A head-and-shoulder portrait of Viola Desmond framed by a vertical purple rectangle. Viola is wearing a white top.

The story of Africville

By Matthew McRae

If you’ve never heard of Africville, you’re not alone. This small Black community was demolished by the City of Halifax in the 1960s. Its residents have been fighting for justice ever since.

A group of wooden houses next to a large body of water with red flowers in the foreground.

Black sleeping car porters

By Travis Tomchuk

Black men employed as sleeping car porters in Canada from the late nineteenth century until the mid‐1950s experienced racial discrimination and exploitation on the job.

A black and white photo of four men in train porter uniforms. All of the men are smiling, and the two men in the middle appear to be shaking hands.

Resource guides

Wrongful convictions and systemic racism

In this guide, you will find links to resources related to wrongful convictions and the impact of systemic racism and discrimination on the justice systems in settler colonial contexts such as Canada, the United States and other countries around the world.

An simple illustration of a white hummingbird picking the lock of a door and opening it. The door is in a row of doors.