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Canadian teachers flag scarce resources on human rights: surveyMay 8

Teachers across the country have identified a pressing need for more human rights tools and resources – especially when teaching younger children, according to a national survey by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).

CMHR issues call for photos, stories on Aboriginal child welfare May 7

WINNIPEG, May 7, 2013 – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has issued a public call to explore what exhibit materials might be available from First Nations, Metis and Inuit people, and others who have lived experiences in the child welfare systems.

CMHR construction complete as Google Earth 3D modelMar 4

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has sprung to life on Google Earth as one of the few 3D models of Canadian buildings ever constructed by Google's own 3D Warehouse team.

Winnipeg men first to attend United Nations with women’s delegation Feb 28

WINNIPEG, February 28, 2013 -- A researcher-curator at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and a student from the University of Winnipeg’s Global College will become the first men to join the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace as delegates to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

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”.

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