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Seminar Series Eyes Human Rights, Future Museum

January 9, 2012 7:26 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

Seminars that ask where human rights come from and how a museum would convey such rights will be held today at the University of Manitoba.

“Critical Conversations: The Idea of a Human Rights Museum” is a seminar series designed to discuss issues surrounding the future Canadian Museum for Human Rights at The Forks.

Diana Brydon from the U of M’s English, film and theatre department will give a talk titled “Contributions made by globalization and postcolonial theory to human rights discourse and political praxis,” followed by Christopher Powell (U of M sociology), speaking on “Transcendence or Struggle: Competing Narratives of Human Rights.”

The seminars will take place between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Room 206 of Robson Hall, Faculty of Law, on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus. The event is free and open to the public.