Citizenship Ceremony, Free Entry Marks Human Rights Day at CMHR

Citizenship Ceremony, Free Entry Marks Human Rights Day at CMHR

Canadian Museum For Human Rights
Guests gather at the grand opening of the Canadian Museum For Human Rights in Winnipeg on September 17, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

To mark Human Rights Day, entry fees will be waived today at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., several activities are planned, including a citizenship ceremony welcoming 40 newcomers to the country.

World-renowned disability rights advocate Judith Heumann from Washington, D.C. will speak about the history of the international disability rights movement during a lunch-hour presentation in the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation.

For families, there will be interactive live art, a theatrical performance, a human rights sing-along and scavenger hunts.

The day’s highlight will be the CMHR’s annual public meeting at 3 p.m. A presentation of highlights and upcoming events will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

— Staff


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