The Centre for Human Rights Research regularly hosts a variety of events. These include workshops, interviews, roundtables, and seminar series.


 

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 at 3:00 – 4:00pm CST

A Virtual Panel:

Solidarities + Connections with Palestine

Graphic of wild flowers and grasses
Wāpikwanīya (Flowers) by Carly Morrisseau

The Centre for Human Rights Research is honored to welcome:

  • Leah Gazan, MP for Winnipeg Centre
  • Alex Neve, University of Ottawa
  • Harold Shuster, Independent Jewish Voices — Winnipeg
  • Youcef Soufi, PhD, University of Toronto
  • Ethel Tungohan, PhD, York University

Register now and submit your questions for the panelists!

For more information, contact the CHRR at chrrman@umanitoba.ca.


Friday, March 8th, 2024 beginning at 10:30am

Politics.PERIOD.

An Event in Honour of International Women’s Day

As part of its “Period Poverty and Equity, On Campus and Beyond” Research Project, the Centre for Human Rights Research will host an event in honour of International Women’s Day.

Money is Cheaper, Period. Artwork by Lauren C.

Join us on Friday, March 8th at 10:30am CST in Room 225 Architecture II (56 Curry Place) to learn more about the various student groups and organizations working towards reproductive and bodily justice.

At 11:30am, we are thrilled to have opening words from Dr. Jen Gunter, author of BLOOD: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation”, a Number 1 bestseller. BLOOD dispels the shame, mythology, and misinformation around menstruation with scientific facts, medical expertise, and a fierce feminist perspective.

Following Dr. Gunter, we are honored to host a panel discussion on Politics.PERIOD. with:

  • Christine Cyr, Associate Vice-President (Indigenous) – Students, Community and Cultural Integration, University of Manitoba
  • Victoria Romero, Research Assistant “Period Poverty and Equity, On Campus and Beyond”
  • Dr. Lisa Smith, Coordinator of the Menstrual Cycle Research Group at Douglas College.

No registration is required. For more information, contact the CHRR at chrrman@umanitoba.ca.


Friday, March 8, 2024 beginning at 2:00pm

Coffee and Chat with Dr. Lisa Smith

409 Tier Building, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry campus

Are you an upper level undergraduate or graduate student interested in reproductive health? Menstrual justice? Community-engaged sociology? Come meet and chat with Dr. Lisa Smith, Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Menstrual Cycle Research Group at Douglas College, about these topics! 

Registration recommended. For more information, contact the CHRR at chrrman@umanitoba.ca.

Dr. Lisa Smith is a member of the Department of Sociology and Coordinator of the Menstrual Cycle Research Group at Douglas College. Her research interests include: the social and political aspects of menstruation, gender-based violence and post-secondary campuses, and intersectional feminism and technology. She is particularly interested in research approaches that are community engaged, creative and informed by an applied sociology lens. Lisa is a devoted and passionate educator and scholar, who remains actively engaged within her community and many of her projects involve collaborations with grassroots community groups, as well as government and not-for-profit organizations engaged in advocacy.


Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 6:00 – 7:30pm CT

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

118 St. John’s College, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry campus

The CHRR is thrilled to welcome Mostafa Henaway for a talk entitled “No One is Disposable: On Migration, Capitalism, and Class in Canada”. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 6:00 – 7:30pm in 118 St. John’s College on the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus. No registration is required. For more information, contact the CHRR at chrrman@umanitoba.ca.

Mostafa Henaway, a Canadian-born Egyptian, is a long-time community organizer at the Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal, where he has been organizing for justice for immigrant/migrant workers for over two decades. He is also a researcher and PhD candidate at Concordia University. His first book, Essential Work, Disposable Workers: Migration, Capitalism, and Class was published by Fernwood Publishing in 2023. 


Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 10:30 – 11:30am CT

Coffee and Chat with Mostafa Henaway

108 St. John’s College, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry campus

Are you an upper level undergraduate or graduate student interested in migrant worker rights and migrant organizing? If so, join us for coffee and a chat with Mostafa Henaway, author of Essential Work, Disposable Workers and an organizer at the Montreal Immigrant Workers Centre.

Registration recommended. For more information, contact the CHRR at chrrman@umanitoba.ca.


Critical Conversations: Histories of the Body, Reproduction, and Care in Canada and Beyond

The CHRR’s Critical Conversations Seminar Series returns! This year the seminar series will focus on the CHRR’s research theme Sexual and Reproductive Rights and will explore histories of the body, reproduction, and care in Canada and beyond. This five-part series will take place in-person, and will be open to the public. All talks will take place from 2:30 – 4:00pm CT. No registration is required. For more information, contact the CHRR at chrrman@umanitoba.ca.

Bridging the disconnect between the criminal legal system and the reproductive justice movement

February 6, 2024

108 St. John’s College

with Dr. Martha Paynter, University of New Brunswick.

“To the Great Scandal of all Human Kind”: Sodomy and Settler Self Government in the Canadas

February 27, 2024

108 St. John’s College 

with Dr. Jarett Henderson, University of California, Santa Barbara.

“The crying need for Indian foster homes”: Indigenous Women Challenge State Child Welfare Practices

March 12, 2024

543-544 University Centre

with Dr. Sarah Nickel, University of Alberta.

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

March 19, 2024 

108 St. John’s College

with Dr. Ethel Tungohan, York University, in conversation with Migrante Manitoba 

Migrant Reproductive Justice: Perinatal and abortion care with precarious immigration status

April 2, 2024

108 St. John’s College

with Dr. Lindsay Larios, University of Manitoba