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Explore our past events to learn more about human rights issues in Canada and abroad, and the enduring work of scholars and activists around the world.

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Aerial view of the Forks of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers in Treaty 1 with a green overlay

Water + Climate Justice: Advancing intersectional approaches

CHRR is pleased to support “Water and Climate Justice: Advancing intersectional approaches.” The free public event will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024, in the MTS Classrooms at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Elder Charlotte…

May 28, 2024

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Image of Heart Collage for MMIWG2S+

An Event in Honour of Red Dress Day with Cambria Harris

On Thursday, May 2nd, 2024, Indigenous Engagement and Communications, the Department of Indigenous Studies, the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund (Women’s and Gender Studies) and the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba were honoured to host Cambria…

May 02, 2024

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Migrant Reproductive Justice: Perinatal and abortion care with precarious immigration status with Lindsay Larios, PhD

Please join the Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) as we host Dr. Lindsay Larios, University of Manitoba, for a seminar titled “Migrant Reproductive Justice: Perinatal and abortion care with precarious immigration status” on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 2:30 pm in 108 St. John’s College. Dr. Lindsay…

April 02, 2024

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Coffee & a Chat with Dr. Ethel Tungohan

Students and those interested in migrant activism, immigration, feminism and critical race theory, and social movements are invited to attend a casual Coffee and Chat with Ethel Tungohan, PhD, on Tuesday, March 19th at 1:00pm CST in 111 St. John’s College. Light refreshments will be available. Ethel Tungohan is a Canada Research Chair in…

March 19, 2024

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Poster image for event with Ethel Tungohan

Care Activism in Canada: Migrant Domestic Workers, Dissident Friendships and Decolonial Care

With Ethel Tungohan, PhD, in conversation with Diwa Marcelino, Migrante Manitoba In collaboration with the Global College – University of Winnipeg, please join the Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) at the University of Manitoba as we host Dr. Ethel…

March 19, 2024

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Coffee & a Chat with Mostafa Henaway

Students and those interested about migrant worker’s rights and organizing are encouraged to attend a casual coffee and chat with Mostafa Henaway on Wednesday, March 13 at 10:30 am in 108 St. John’s College. Coffee and snacks will be available.…

March 13, 2024

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No One is Disposable: On Migration, Class, and Capitalism in Canada

The Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba, hosted Mostafa Henaway (Immigrant Workers Centre – Montreal) for a lecture titled No One is Disposable: On Migration, Capitalism, and Class in Canada on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 6:00 pm in 118 St. John’s…

March 12, 2024

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“The crying need for Indian foster homes”: Indigenous Women Challenge State Child Welfare Practices with Sarah Nickel, PhD.

The Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) hosted a seminar titled “The crying need for Indian foster homes”: Indigenous Women Challenge State Child Welfare Practices with Dr. Sarah Nickel (UAlberta) on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 2:30 pm in 543-544…

March 12, 2024

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Politics.PERIOD.

A Panel on Menstrual Equity & Justice in Honour of International Women’s Day The Centre for Human Rights Research alongside the University of Manitoba Women’s Centre were thrilled to host an event in honour of International Women’s Day. Politics. PERIOD.…

March 08, 2024

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Coffee & a Chat with Dr. Lisa Smith

In honour of International Women’s Day, the Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) is holding an event titled “Politics.PERIOD.” on menstrual equity and justice on Friday, March 8. Later in the day, students are invited for coffee and chat with…

March 08, 2024

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"Wāpikwanīya (Flowers)"- a digital illustration. It features an arrangement of flowers positioned at the base of the composition, set against a backdrop of tall prairie grass and sky.

Solidarities + Connections with Palestine

The Centre for Human Rights Research is honoured to welcome on conversation: Resources Read CHRR’s blog on Solidarities and Connections: https://chrr.info/solidarities-connections-with-palestine/

February 28, 2024

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Poster for upcoming event with Martha Paynter. At the top of the poster is an image by Julia Hutt, with artwork of women and children outside prison gates. The women are laughing and hugging, and holding their children.

Bridging the disconnect between the criminal legal system and the reproductive justice movement with Martha Paynter, PhD

On Tuesday, February 6th, the Centre for Human Rights Research and the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund was honoured to host a seminar entitled Bridging the disconnect between the criminal legal system and the reproductive justice movement with Dr. Martha Paynter.…

February 06, 2024

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Poster with orange background and white text promoting a Workshop on Open Access Publishing

Methods + Mediums: A Workshop on Open Access Publishing and Open Scholarship

CHRR’s Methods + Mediums in Human Rights Workshop Series returns! Join the CHRR to learn about the benefits and logistics involved in publishing open access, and the world of open scholarship. We look forward to welcoming, and learning from: Register…

February 05, 2024

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Menstrual products for all button

Period Poverty and Equity: Button Making Workshop

Time: 2:00-5:00pm “The Period Poverty and Equity, On Campus and Beyond” research team and the Centre for Human Rights Research (University of Manitoba) welcomed more than 30 community members to a Button-making Workshop for menstrual justice. The workshop featured Ariel…

January 26, 2024

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Innocents Behind Bars: Systemic Racism and Wrongful Convictions

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Centre for Human Rights Research (University of Manitoba), and the Faculty of Law (University of Manitoba) co-organized and sponsored a public event on November 28, 2023 “Innocents Behind Bars: Systemic Racism and Wrongful…

November 28, 2023

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Messy Ethics

Book Launch: Messy Ethics in Human Rights Work

On Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 7pm, the Centre for Human Rights Research is pleased to present the launch of Messy Ethics in Human Rights Work featuring co-editors Neil Bilotta, Christina Clark-Kazak, Maritza Felices-Luna, and CHRR Research Affiliates Shayna Plaut and Lara Rosenoff Gauvin. The launch will take place at McNally…

October 26, 2023

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Dr. Youcef Soufi

Islamophobia and Colonial Violence: Solidarity and Civil Resistance in Post-9/11 Manitoba

On Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 1pm, CHRR hosted Dr. Youcef Soufi who presented a seminar on “Islamophobia and Colonial Violence: Solidarity and Civil Resistance in Post-9/11 Manitoba.” Dr. Youcef Soufi is a Research Associate with the Institute of Islamic Studies at the University…

October 25, 2023

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Installation by Jessica Slater and survivors and families of MMIWG during the Vancouver Community Hearing

An Event in honour of the Provincial Day of Awareness & Education and the National Day of Action for MMIWG2S+

Speakers: Dr. Karine Duhamel Dawn Chartrand, Laughing Yoga Instructor On October 6, 2023, Indigenous Engagement and Communications and the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba for an event in honour of the Provincial Day of Awareness…

October 06, 2023

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Teach-In For Reconciliation

Speakers: Dr. Sean Carleton on combating Residential School denialism Dr. Cary Miller on the Doctrine of Discovery and the Pope’s apology Marc Kruse on the Peace and Friendship treaties which were formed at the Treaty of Niagara Prof. Brenda Gunn…

September 29, 2023

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When the land hurts: Indigenous feminism on suicide, environmental violence, and the struggle for inhabitability.

Speakers: Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos, University of Toronto On June 16, 2023, the Centre for Human Rights Research hosted Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos for a seminar entitled “When the land hurts: Indigenous feminism on suicide, environmental violence, and the struggle for inhabitability.”…

June 16, 2023

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An Event in Honour of Red Dress Day

Speakers: Sandra Delaronde, Manitoba Implementation Committee of MMIWG2S+ Gerri-Lee Pangman, Red Dress Pin Workshop May 5 marks The National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People, also known as Red Dress Day. This…

May 04, 2023

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What Could Harm Reduction Look Like in Manitoba (Not Just Winnipeg)?

Speakers: Dr. Marcia Anderson, Ongomiizwin Tristan Dreilich, Manitoba Harm Reduction Network– Selkirk Dr. Shawna Ferris, Women and Gender Studies, University of Manitoba Levi Foy, Sunshine House Shohan Ilsley, Manitoba Harm Reduction Facilitated by Kohkum Leslie Spillett Welcome from Dr. Margaret…

April 20, 2023

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Every Two Hours: A Special Report on Children and Youth Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence in Manitoba

Speakers: Dr. Karlee Sapoznik Evans, Deputy Manitoba Advocate, Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth Series: Visiting Community Researcher Talk On Apr. 14, 2023, the Centre for Human Rights Research hosted a presentation with our Visiting Community Researcher, Dr. Karlee Sapoznik…

April 14, 2023

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Mural by Christopher Statton and Megan Wilson, 2015

Housing Discrimination and Human Rights

Speakers: Dr. Megan Earle, Canadian Centre for Housing Rights Mary Burton, Fearless R2W Azarias Butariho, New Journey Housing Dr. Nancy Hansen, Disability Studies, University of Manitoba Ryan McKay, Indigenous Input into Local Housing Project, Spence Neighbourhood Association On Apr. 5,…

April 05, 2023

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Pacific-centred map. DEMIS Mapserver/Wikimedia

Rethinking Borders: Transnational Movements, Resistance, Identity, and Gender

Speakers: Dr. Lorena Fontaine, University of Winnipeg Dr. Shauna Labman, Univeresity of Winnipeg Dr. Rob Lorway, University of Manitoba Dr. Shayna Plaut, Centre for Social Sciences Research and Policy, University of Manitoba Dr. Lori Wilkinson, University of Manitoba Series: Critical…

April 03, 2023

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A collage of graphic novels from Graphic History Collective

Thinking in Pictures

Speakers: Dr. Sean Carleton, University of Manitoba Gord Hill, artist and writer Kara Sievewright, artist and graphic designer Dr. Julia Smith, Labour Studies, University of Manitoba Series: Methods and Mediums in Human Rights On Wednesday, March 15th, 2023, CHRR hosted…

March 15, 2023

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Water and Borders: A Roundtable

Speakers: Dr. Cary Miller, University of Manitoba Dr. Teresa Montoya, University of Chicago Dr. Emma Norman, Northwest Indian College Dr. Adele Perry, University of Manitoba Dr. Nicole J. Wilson, University of Manitoba Series: Critical Conversations 2023 Does water have a…

February 28, 2023

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Talking Borders, Colonialism, Resistance, and Human Rights

Speakers: Harsha Walia, Author, Activist, and Organizer Dr. Alex Wilson (Opaskwayak Cree Nation), Department of Educational Foundations, University of Saskatchewan On June 25, 2021, the Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) hosted At the Forks: A Virtual Launch. Series: Critical…

February 17, 2023

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Imagining the Peg as a Human Rights City

Speakers: Dr. Warren Clarke, Anthropology, University of Manitoba Dr. Nathan Derejko, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba Reanna Merasty, Artist, Author, and Chair of the Welcoming Winnipeg Committee Dr. Joel R. Pruce, University of Dayton Human Rights Centre, Karen Sharma,…

December 09, 2022

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Research in the Age of COVID

Speakers: Michelle Driedger, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Stewart Hill, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. Kiera Ladner, Political Science and Mamawipawin, University of Manitoba Shirley Thompson, Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba Lori Wilkinson, Sociology, University of Manitoba…

September 21, 2022

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Fighting for Reproductive Rights in 2022

Speakers: Karen Sharma, Manitoba Human Rights Commission Nahanni Fontaine, MLA for St. John’s Kemlin Nembhard, Women’s Health Clinic Dr. Sarah Elvins, History, University of Manitoba Dr. Lindsay Larios, Social Work, University of Manitoba On July 13, 2022 the Centre for…

July 13, 2022

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From Empty Spaces to Collective Creations: Dreaming of a Human Rights Mosaic

Speakers: Bruno de Oliveira Jayme, Arts Educator, University of Manitoba Series: Methods and Mediums in Human Rights The Centre for Human Rights Research organized an in-person interactive workshop to engage with artistic methods of human rights research and social action…

May 06, 2022

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The Patients Who Never Came Home: ‘Indian’ Tuberculosis and Indigenous Health Care in Manitoba, 19

Speakers: Dr. Erin Millions, University of Winnipeg Dr. Anne Lindsay Series: Critical Conversations 2022 As part of the CHRR’s Critical Conversations Series on ‘Human Rights and Historic Wrongs’, Drs. Anne Lindsay and Erin Millions presented on “The Patients who never…

March 28, 2022

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Civilian Internment in Canada: Histories & Legacies

Speakers: Dr. Rhonda L. Hinther, Brandon University Dr. Jim Mochoruk, University of North Dakoka Series: Critical Conversations 2022 As part of CHRR’s 2012 Critical Conversations Series on “Human Rights and Historic Wrongs”, Dr. Rhonda L. Hinther, History, Brandon University, &…

March 21, 2022

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Across Oceans of Law

Speakers: Dr. Renisa Mawani, University of British Columbia Series: Critical Conversations 2022 As part of CHRR’s Critical Conversations Series on ‘Human Rights and Historic Wrongs’ in 2022, Dr. Renisa Mawani from the University of British Columbia presented on ‘Across Oceans…

March 14, 2022

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Working with Journalists: Human Rights, Research, and the Realities of the Newsroom

Speakers: Lenard Monkman, CBC Indigenous Helen Fallding, former political reporter, Winnipeg Free Press Series: Methods and Mediums in Human Rights On March 10, 2022, the Centre for Human Rights Research hosted an this interactive workshop to provide guidance on how…

March 10, 2022

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Experiences of Enslaved Black People in Colonial Canada

Speakers: Dr. Harvey Amani Whitfield, University of Winnipeg Series: Critical Conversations 2022 As part of the CHRR’s Critical Conversations Series on “Human Rights and Historic Wrongs”, on March 7, 2022, we welcomed Dr. Harvey Amani Whitfield from the University of…

March 07, 2022

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Questions that convey Indigenous Historical Perspectives

Speakers: Dr. Robert Alexander Innes, McMaster University Series: Critical Conversations 2022 In this presentation, Dr. Robert Alexander Innes, McMaster, Cowesses First Nation, discusses his research on Indigenous veterans, national histories, and genocide. This lecture was presented on January 31, 2022…

January 31, 2022

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Spreading the Word

Speakers: Kaila Johnston, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Misha Falk, Transgender Oral History Project, Shayna Plaut, PhD, Global Reporting Centre/Centre for Human Rights Research Series: Methods and Mediums in Human Rights As part of the ongoing, workshop series “Methods…

January 17, 2022

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Black background with green writing promoting Human Rights and Resistance

Human Rights and Resistance in 2021

Speakers: 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…

December 10, 2021

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Doing the Work: A virtual Q & A on what settlers need to know about the residential school system in Canada

Speakers: Elder Betty Ross Knowledge Keeper Clayton Sandy Dr. Sean Carleton, University of Manitoba Dr. Brian Gettler, University of Toronto Dr. Erin Millions, University of Winnipeg Dr. Adele Perry, University of Manitoba Kara Sievewright, Artist Dr. Andrew Woolford, University of Manitoba Monique Woroniak, City…

August 12, 2021

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Historical image with green graphic overlay and text reading At the Forks

At the Forks: Virtual Launch

Speakers: Dr. Adele Perry, Director of the Centre for Human Rights Research and Principal Investigator, At the Forks Dr. Kiera Ladner, Director of Mamawipawin Centre for Indigenous Governance and Community Based Research at the University of Manitoba Amy Jackson, Research…

June 25, 2021

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David Suzuki Foundation’s LAND BACK

Speakers: Aimée Craft, Co-Producer, LAND BACK video series, Author, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa Danielle Morrison, Lawyer, Narrator; University of Manitoba alumna Taylor Galvin – President, Indigenous Concerns on the Environment (UMICE); University of Manitoba student On April 22, 2021,…

April 22, 2021

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Manitoba 150 Disrupted

Speakers: Aimée Craft, University of Ottawa Dr. Sherry Farrell Racette, University of Regina Dr. Erin Millions, University of Winnipeg Katherena Vermette, Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture, University of Manitoba On March 16, 2021, the Centre for Human Rights…

March 16, 2021

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UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants: What it Means for Canada

Speakers: Geneviève Savigny, La Vía Campesina’s Peasant Rights Collective, Confédération Paysanne, France Jessie MacInnis, La Vía Campesina’s Peasant Rights Collective, National Farmers Union Nadia Lambek, human rights lawyer & chair, Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy On February 24,…

February 24, 2021

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Commemoration Matters: History, Human Rights and the Politics of Commemoration

Speakers: Dr. Sean Carleton, History and Indigenous Studies, University of Manitoba Dr. Laura Madokoro, History, Carleton University Dr. Melanie Newton, History, University of Toronto Dr. Omeasoo Wāhpāsiw, Education, University of PEI On December 4, 2020, the CHRR hosted a virtual…

December 04, 2020

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Work, Care, and Human Rights in the Age of COVID.

Speakers: Dr. Joyce Chadya, Department of History, University of Manitoba Councillor Roxanne Greene, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, Matt Henderson, Assistant Superintendent, Seven Oaks School Division Dr. Susan Prentice, Department of Sociology, University of Manitoba Dr. Mary Shariff, Faculty of…

October 07, 2020