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Canadian Museum for Human Rights
85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0L5
To mark Black History Month, the Museum is offering 3 mini-talks every Saturday afternoon in February. The talks focus on themes of human rights and discrimination in relation to the history of Black people in Canada.
Our Interpreters will be stationed at 3 places in the galleries. Come see them to learn and chat about the following stories:
— The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and how Black people had their rights and dignity stripped from them. — Breaking the Silence gallery, Level 4
— Harriet Tubman and Josiah Henson's stories, two remarkable people who had personal experience on the Underground Railroad. — Canadian Journeys gallery, Level 2
— Viola Desmond’s personal story of facing racism and discrimination in Canada. — Canadian Journeys, Level 2
When: Saturdays in February from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Canadian Journeys gallery and Breaking the Silence gallery
Cost: Free with admission: humanrights.ca/visit/admission
Photo: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library.