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December 10, 2021

Human Rights and Resistance in 2021

Event Date: December 10, 2021


Dr. Idris El Bakri, Activist

Leah Gazan, MP for Winnipeg Centre

Isha Khan, Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Breanne Lavallee-Heckert, Activist and Researcher

Louise Simbandumwe, SEED Winnipeg

For the first time, the Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) commemorated Human Rights Day (December 10th) with a community-generated discussion on Human Rights and Resistance in 2021.

This virutal webinar saw panelists respond to questions submitted by the community — and one another. The conversation included: The most urgent human rights issues for 2022, promising avenues for Indigenous and Newcomer solidarity, joy as an act of resistance and the centrality of resistance in making change, the false distinction between Indigenous rights and human rights and the importance of understanding rights and responsibilities in the context of relationships, and so much more.

Given all the events of this year, the discussion was timely and powerful bridging action and reflection, reclaiming and hope. The CHRR was honoured and privileged to serve as a host, with Dr. Adele Perry, Director of the CHRR facilitating the conversation.

Black background with green writing promoting Human Rights and Resistance


Watch the video at: https://youtu.be/V9xY2mpL2TM?si=-QbVipvcrJbuY2IM

Black background with green writing promoting Human Rights and Resistance

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