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However strong the dictatorship, when the people are prepared to stand up for their freedom, all that strength becomes powerless.

Vladimir Kara-Murza

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Fighting for freedom in Russia

October 30, 2018

One of Russia's most outspoken advocates for democracy and human rights, Vladimir Kara-Murza has been on the front lines of opposition to President Vladimir Putin. Hear him speak on October 30, the latest in our President's Lecture Series.

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How far would you go to fight for your rights?

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A head-and-shoulder portrait of a smiling Viola Desmond. She is wearing a light blue jacket with embroidered patterns on it. The jacket is held together at the collar by a large pin in the shape of a hand making a “V for victory” symbol.

Witness the struggle for freedom that changed everything.

June 2018 to January 2019

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Location

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0L5

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$21

Exhibitions

Experience 150 years of human rights history.

December 2017 to October 2018

Rights of Passage: Canada at 150 explores the key debates and issues that have been central to the evolution of the Canadian conversation on rights and freedoms, justice and equality.

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Exploring the plight of people seeking asylum in Canada.

November 2017 to October 2018

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A mother with two children crossing the US-Canada border.

How two teenagers are taking action to make the world aware of the refugee crisis.

August 2017 to October 2018

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Events

Film Screening of The Rescue

November 8, 2018

Discover the untold story of the diplomat from El Salvador who saved the lives of 13,000 Jews during the Holocaust.

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Stories

What if you were taken from your family?

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The Story of Africville

By Matthew McRae, Communications Advisor

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What document recognizes the dignity and rights of all human beings?

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