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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

Black and white portrait of Nelson Mandela

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Witness the struggle for freedom that changed everything.

June 2018 to January 2019

Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years, but he never gave in to hate. Walk in the footsteps of the man they called Madiba and learn the legacy of his struggle for freedom.

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A black and white photograph of Nelson Mandela standing in front of a podium. He is smiling and waving.

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.

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

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Location

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0L5

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Open Today:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission

Adult General Admission:

$21

Exhibitions

Experience 150 years of human rights history.

December 2017 to March 2019

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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A group of women and children sitting together. The two children in the front are looking at the camera.

Exploring the plight of people seeking asylum in Canada.

November 2017 to November 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 November 2018

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A teenage boy holds a life jacket in his hands while he stands behind a dome-like structure made of lifejackets.

Events

Survivors of Huronia: Dialogue on disability rights

November 14, 2018

This event will focus on dialogue with Huronia Survivors Speakers Bureau members and the presentation of the book Institutional Violence and Disability: Punishing Conditions.

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Exterior view of Huronia Regional Centre buildings and pathway to entrance.

Stories

What if you were taken from your family?

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Un groupe de garçons en pyjamas agenouillés sur des lits simples, la tête baissée et les mains jointes comme s’ils priaient. Une femme est debout dans la chambre et a aussi les mains jointes.

The Story of Africville

By Matthew McRae, Communications Advisor

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Two children looking at the camera and smiling

Bringing the Ancestors Home

By Matthew McRae

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A black and white image of an elderly woman with white hair holding a mask that is shaped and painted to represent a bird’s head. It features a long beak with an open mouth and feathers attached to the top of the head. The woman is looking directly at the mask she is holding.

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Photo: Jessica Sigurdson/CMHR