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Seminar Asks, ‘Why Have Human Rights Museums?’

September 13, 2015 8:08 AM | News

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)

A free public seminar series on Monday will reflect on the one year since the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has been open.

University of Manitoba professors will lead the seminar, along with law and graduate students.

“Each year, we select a current human rights topic and invite thoughtful members of the public to sit beside senior university students taking the course for credit,” said law professor Karen Busby.

“The real-world questions raised by members of the public help our students think in ways that are fresh and relevant. Meanwhile, people who have been away from university for a while are intrigued to learn what researchers are exploring these days.”

The seminar, “Why Have (Human Rights) Museums?” will feature professors Jean Friesen and Jerome Cranston. The public can attend tomorrow in Robson Hall on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus beginning at 1 p.m.