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Nelson Mandela

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

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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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.

Indigenous Perspectives on Reconciliation

October 10 to 24, 2018

Cost: $90 for members / $100 for non-members + textbook

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A man wearing a blue vest with flower beadwork, seated with his hands resting on a table.

Location

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0L5

Hours

Today

Open Today:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission

Adult General Admission:

$21

Exhibitions

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

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

Events

A translucent historical image of a man in a suit layered over a contemporary photo showing the dark outline of two men walking in a triangular hallway.

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

Nelson Mandela, an older black man with graying hair, forms a raised fist with his right hand and holds it above his head. With his left, he is holding hands with Winnie Mandela, a black woman with dark hair. She is smiling and has formed a raised fist with her left hand, mirroring Nelson Mandela’s raised fist. A large crowd is gathered behind them.

Could you keep hope alive if you were imprisoned for 27 years?

By Matthew McRae

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

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Would you risk your life to expose a violation of human rights?

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With over 7,000 hours of content updated multiple times a year each visit offers something new. Membership provides almost limitless opportunities to immerse yourself in the world of human rights.

Photo: Jessica Sigurdson/CMHR.