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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.

How far would you go to fight for your rights?

Viola Desmond helped inspire Canada’s civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat in a movie theatre. Now, she’s going to be on a $10 bill.

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Stories

We should all have access to stories of human rights.

Human rights stories are often ones of struggle, tenacity, courage and resilience. These are the experiences we need to share. Engage with human rights stories, wherever you are.

Making Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

By Matthew McRae

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A man and a woman sit in chairs facing each other. There is a microphone on a stand positioned between them. There are also large lights on both sides of the woman’s chair, which are pointed towards the man.

What would you risk to share evidence of injustice?

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An image of a wooden church building with a single steeple. Above the main doors is a sign that reads “Seaview United Baptist Church.”

The Story of Africville

By Matthew McRae, Communications Advisor

If you’ve never heard of Africville, you’re not alone; the tragic story of this small Black community in Nova Scotia is not as well known as it should be.

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The Story of the Komagata Maru

By Matthew McRae, Communications Advisor

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A young woman sits on a ledge in a large circular hall. She is smiling at the camera and wearing jeans, a dark blouse and a red jacket

Five Women Who Should Be Household Names in Canada

By Matthew McRae, Communications Advisor

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 Six red dresses are suspended in air on hangers in front of a backdrop. The backdrop features an image of a birch wood forest with more red dresses hanging in it.

Why Reconciliation? Why Now?

By Karine Duhamel, Researcher-Curator, Indigenous Content

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Japanese Canadian internment and the struggle for redress

By Matthew McRae, Communications Advisor

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