I have been called many things -- a fighter, a champion, a leader, an advocate, a groundbreaker, a wife and a volunteer. However, I am the most proud to call myself a friend and supporter of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).
POSTED BY: Christelle Mekoh, 0 Comments, Nov 27
For many students, September means not only back to school but getting to face some of their fears and challenges. Students from the River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) come from a very large and diverse population with various cultures being represented. Some of them tend to be isolated within their own culture while others come from a low socio-economic background.
POSTED BY: Jeremy Maron, 0 Comments, Nov 19
On September 27 and 28, 2013, I had the opportunity to attend a conference in Toronto called “Contextualizing the Holodomor”, which was held to mark the 80th anniversary of the 1932-1933 famine-genocide in Ukraine.
POSTED BY: Jack Garabed, 0 Comments, Nov 15
During and after the First World War, the leaders of the Ottoman Empire (the forerunner of the modern-day Republic of Turkey) made a brutal attempt to destroy the empire’s entire Armenian population. The victims were massacred or forced on death marches through the desert. Approximately one and a half million Armenians perished between 1915 and 1923.
POSTED BY: Samira Brakni, 0 Comments, Nov 13
To help us wait until the opening in September 2014, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has already begun to achieve its goal by inspiring reflection and dialogue. The Museum’s collaboration with University of Manitoba Ethics Professor Arthur Schafer on the lecture series “Fragile Freedoms” is one great example.
POSTED BY: Christelle Mekoh, 0 Comments, Nov 6
An amazing encounter with human rights awaits families, tourists and scholars when they visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) for the first time on September 20, 2014 and beyond. The exciting opening date announcement was made on November 4, 2013 during a special briefing with a room full of energized supporters of the Museum including local business leaders, tourism partners, donors and Museum staff.