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Canadian Heritage News Release: Appointment to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ Board of TrusteesFeb 12

GATINEAU, February 11, 2013 - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of John Fitzgerald Young as vice-chair of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ board of trustees for a four-year term.

CMHR to feature the most inclusive design in Canadian history; accessibility sets global example, surpasses Smithsonian guidelinesJan 28

WINNIPEG, January 28, 2013 – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has embraced an approach to inclusive design that will set new Canadian and world standards for universal accessibility, its president announced today.

“Human books” tell stories of discrimination: CMHR partnershipJan 24

WINNIPEG, January 24, 2013 – Personal stories of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination will be brought to life by “human books” this week, as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) partners with the Winnipeg Public Library and CBC Manitoba in a three-day event leading up to National Human Library Day on January 26.

CMHR to commission inaugural film on Ukrainian genocideDec 20

WINNIPEG, December 20, 2012 -- The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) today announced it will commission, as one of its inaugural films, a mini-documentary on the silence and secrecy surrounding the1932-33 Ukrainian genocide.

“The human-rights lessons of the Holodomor will be a valuable teaching tool throughout the Museum when it opens in 2014,” said president and CEO Stuart Murray. “Our new film will emphasize the power of publicly acknowledging mass atrocities, and the danger of denying them.”

CMHR “Tower of Hope” lights up for 100-hour testDec 17

Winnipeg – The “Tower of Hope” atop the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg will glow brightly during the darkest week of the year. Crews began testing the 34 tower lights today in a 100-hour burn, designed to stabilize and extend the life of the lamps.

WHAT:  “Tower of Hope” lighting test burn

WHEN:  Monday, Dec. 17 to Friday, Dec. 21

WHERE:  CMHR construction site at The Forks 

From darkness to light: Tower facts at a glance

“Canadian Defenders for Human Rights” education initiative aims to spark social action Dec 10

OTTAWA, December 10, 2012 - Leaders of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights gathered in Ottawa today to announce their partnership on a national initiative called “Canadian Defenders for Human Rights”.

CMHR unveils plans for national learning hubDec 6

WINNIPEG, December 6, 2012 - The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will harness human-rights teaching tools from across Canada to create a first-ever national toolkit for educators – a shared resource that will mark a new era in the way students learn about human rights.

CMHR president responds to publicity about content decisions Dec 4

WINNIPEG, December 4, 2012 -- Stuart Murray, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), today released the following statement in response to recent publicity centred on Museum content decisions.

Canadian Heritage News Release - Appointment to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Board of TrusteesNov 28

GATINEAU, November 28, 2012 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Eric Hughes as Chairperson of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Board of Trustees for a three-year term.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ 2012-13 Corporate Plan Summary tabled in ParliamentNov 23

November 29, 2012 - The Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ (CMHR) annual summary corporate plan has been tabled in the House of Commons and is now available in English and French on the museum’s website.

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