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Topics: Human rights promotion


Anikis Pisim (Frog Moon): Saying Kisâkihitin

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights The group will meet in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1 and proceed together to Level 6.

A stylized image shows a human hand gently holding a glass orb of the earth. The background is a night sky with stars and bright green northern lights.

Celebrating Pride:­ Kendall Gender presents KENAISSANCE

May 24, 2024, doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $20

Location: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

A glamourous drag queen with long blonde hair and dramatic makeup is wearing a bejeweled red bikini top with long silver fringe. With their right hand to their head, a tattoo is revealed on the inner arm that reads “life is blind.”

A Night at the Museum

Wednesday, June 12th 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $135 includes dinner, $195 includes dinner and signature drink at each stop

Location: Various locations in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Two smiling couples standing together and posing for a photo in the Museum's tower.


What Is Two‐Spirit? Part One: Origins

By Scott de Groot

Discover the history and meaning of Two‐Spirit. The term speaks to community self‐determination, rejects colonial gender norms and celebrates Indigenous sexual and gender diversity.

Multicoloured people, birds and other animals walk up a red hill in the centre of the image, approaching from the left and right, looking towards a large birdlike figure within an arch. Stylized trees and plants grow upwards and fill much of the yellow sky. A bear descends from the top left edge and large birds fly in from the top right corner. Within the red area of the hill are a profusion of blue and green turtles, snakes, birds and other animal forms. An archlike shape below contains other creatures.

Black Lives Matter and the struggle for racial justice in Canada

By Debra Thompson

Protest movements reveal and resist the injustice of systemic racism in Canada. Black community activism includes public protest, policy change and collective care.

A large group of people holding signs with slogans such as “Black Lives Matter,” “Enough is Enough” and “Your Silence is Betrayal.”

Nursing and Indigenous peoples’ health: reconciliation in practice

By Maureen Fitzhenry

Nurses’ long‐time partnership shows that decolonizing our health care systems is necessary for enhancing respect, fairness and social justice for First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

A group of Indigenous women nurses stand together outside.

Star Trek and human rights

By Alana Conway and Murray Leeder

Star Trek has offered an intelligent, socially conscious approach to science fiction since it debuted in 1966. Current Star Trek series feature complex, nuanced perspectives on important human rights matters such as genocide, migrancy and refugees.

A humanoid alien stands next to a wall.

From refugee to firefighter

By Maureen Fitzhenry

In 1991, Ali and his wife fled a brutal civil war in Somalia, ending up in a Kenyan refugee camp with their 3 children. After a long process, they immigrate to Canada.

A smiling man stands in front of a fire truck.

Graphic truths

By Stephen Carney

Eight graphic novels that tell compelling stories about injustice, activism and hope.

The covers of many graphic novels.

Dick Patrick: An Indigenous veteran’s fight for inclusion

By Steve McCullough and Jason Permanand

A snow-covered country road with mountains in the background.

Jody Williams and the campaign to ban landmines

By Julia Peristerakis

A woman sitting on a chair with hands clasped looks thoughtfully ahead, as if answering a question.

Travis Price’s act of kindness

By Julia Peristerakis

Six teenagers and a middle-aged woman stand with their arms around each other and are smiling for the camera. They are all wearing pink shirts.

Resource guides

Music and human rights

Learn more about the connection between music, activism, protest and human rights issues

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