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

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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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.

Transforming the Ways We Lead

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cost: Free

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Location

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0L5

Hours

Today

Open Today:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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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.

October 2017 to October 2018

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

Stories of sacrifice and healing in times of war.

September 2017 to July 2018

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One Voice, One People

June 21, 2018

Join us for a Summer Solstice concert!

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Family Day

June 3 to September 2, 2018

Cost: Free with Admission

Location: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

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 Three young people leaning on a glowing alabaster ramp and looking up.

Canada Day 2018!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Cost: Free on Level 1 | Gallery admission: $5

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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A group of people watching a choir as they perform on the Museum’s exterior amphitheater.

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

What does it mean to stand up for human rights? Read the story of a medic who risked his own safety to document the evidence of atrocity.

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

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The Chinese Head Tax and the Chinese Exclusion Act

By Matthew McRae, Communications Advisor

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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.

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