The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is celebrating the honour of one of their own tonight at the National Black Canadians Summit in Toronto.
Angela Cassie, the museum’s vice-president of public affairs and programs, is being honoured for her work with the museum in advancing human rights education.
Cassie is one of 12 other black Canadian leaders to receive recognition, alongside such others as former Governor General Michaëlle Jean, Toronto International Film Festival artistic director Cameron Bailey, and Canadian Labour Congress leaders Marie Clarke Walker and Larry Rousseau.
“Angela’s unyielding energy and commitment have helped position our museum as a world leader in human rights education,” said CMHR president and CEO John Young.
“Although we’ve been open for only three years, cultural institutions and forums around the globe have requested our input about sharing difficult subject matter and expanding collective memory.”
Those being honoured were chosen for their commitment to the promotion of human rights, including the rights of Black Canadians, and for their ability to reach and shape the perspectives of Canadians and the international community.