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CMHR Leader Honoured at National Black Canadians Summit

CMHR Leader Honoured at National Black Canadians Summit

Angela Cassie
Angela Cassie (CMHR)

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.

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Human Rights Museum Tower Going Red for Remembrance Day

Human Rights Museum Tower Going Red for Remembrance Day

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will light the Israel Asper Tower of Hope bright red this weekend in honour of Remembrance Day. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is going red for Remembrance Day weekend.

The museum’s Israel Asper Tower of Hope will shine a glowing, poppy-red from dusk on November 10 until the morning of November 12.

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Points of View: CMHR Showcases Country’s View of Human Rights for Canada 150

Points of View: CMHR Showcases Country’s View of Human Rights for Canada 150

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Beausejour resident Madelaine Toupin’s award-winning photograph, Gone But Not Forgotten, 2016, shows a dilapidated house left when the Inuit village of Hebron, Labrador was relocated in 1959. After the province declared the community unviable, all residents were forced to move to new and unfamiliar areas, where they faced poverty and starvation. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A new exhibition for Canada 150 with crowd-sourced photographs is opening soon at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Points of View: A National Human Rights Photography Exhibition officially opens Friday, but will hold a public launch this evening at 7 p.m. (free admission).

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Anniversary of Canadian Charter Marked at CMHR

Anniversary of Canadian Charter Marked at CMHR

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR / HANDOUT)

Visitors to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights this week can receive their own copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

To mark the 35th anniversary of the Charter, the CMHR is producing copies in more than two dozen languages for guests through its doors.

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CMHR Waiving Admission for Kids 12 and Under

CMHR Waiving Admission for Kids 12 and Under

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Children attend the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Admission to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be waived for some spring breakers beginning on Saturday, March 25.

Children aged 12 and under will be admitted free through April 2. The museum, which is normally closed on Mondays, will also be open on March 27.

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Human Rights Museum Slashes Admission for Canada 150 Celebrations

Human Rights Museum Slashes Admission for Canada 150 Celebrations

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

Admission into the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will leave more cash in your pocket to kick off Canada’s 150th anniversary year.

The CMHR is offering a special admission price of $5 between January 17 and 31. Admission continues to be free for children under 7.

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CMHR Wins Gold Award for Inclusion

CMHR Wins Gold Award for Inclusion

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has won an award for its efforts in making the museum an inclusive environment for visitors of all abilities. (CMHR / HANDOUTS)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has won an award for inclusion surrounding its efforts to create a rich museum experience for people of all abilities.

The prestigious Gold Award from the International Association of Universal Design (IAUD) was presented on Friday at a ceremony in Nagoya, Japan.

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‘1867: Rebellion & Confederation’ CMHR’s Newest Exhibit

‘1867: Rebellion & Confederation’ CMHR’s Newest Exhibit

1867: Rebellion & Confederation
1867: Rebellion & Confederation runs December 13 through May 7, 2017 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The latest exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights reveals the struggle for democracy and responsible government in the 30-year period before Canada became a nation.

1867: Rebellion & Confederation highlights a range of human rights issues that arose during this period, including abuse of state power, threats to personal liberty and freedom of the press, and challenges to linguistic, religious and voting rights. It also examines how Indigenous peoples were excluded from the still-unfinished process of Confederation, which for them marked a new period of dispossession and loss.

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