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Topics: Human rights promotion


Black History Manitoba presents Emancipation Celebration

Friday, August 2, 2024

Cost: Free; registration is required

Location: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1

A group of six black performers standing on stage with colourful backlighting.

The right to be known

Tuesday, September 10, 2024

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1, CMHR

Square tiles of various colours and placed randomly are photographed from above, creating a pixellated effect.

Culinary Night at the Museum

Wednesday, October 9, 2024, 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. seatings

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

Location: Various locations in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

A server's hand holding a plate of steak with garnishes is in focus in the forefront with a table of diners shown in the blurred background.

Gone too soon

June 4, 2024 to December 2024

Cost: This space is free to access.

Location: The Forks North Portage Partnership Classroom Lobby

Purple poppies made of paper with names and messages from community members and family of those who have died as a result of a poisoned drug supply.

Ukrainian Artists United

February 1, 2023 — ongoing

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Level 7

A woman kneels beside a coffee table surrounded by books and heirlooms.


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.

A poster featuring large artwork depicting two faces in dramatic colours and patterns, with background imagery including hands, standing figures and geometric shapes. A large title at the top reads “The 10th Annual International Two Spirit Gathering” and text at the bottom reads “August 27-31, 1997. Onamia, Minnesota.”

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

An antique chrome-plated microphone in the centre of the image is encircled by multicoloured rays over a mottled blue and green background.