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Canadian Museum for Human Rights: A Story and a Building
February 20, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
February 20 Luncheon featuring Brian Head, Volunteer Ambassador, CMHR
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is the first national museum to be built in nearly half a century, the first to be located outside the capital region, and the first dedicated solely to human rights.
The architecture of the building is stunning, the stories portrayed within the museum are compelling, and the story behind the museum is fascinating. Why is it located in Winnipeg? How did Israel (Izzy) Asper’s vision for a museum dedicated to human rights come to life?
Retired educator Brian Head has been a member of the Friends of CMHR for more than a decade. He has been a Volunteer Ambassador for the museum since it opened in September 2014. His presentation will take luncheon guests behind the scenes at the CMHR and provide a fascinating look at the “story behind the story” of Canada’s newest national treasure.
The luncheon is open to the public. Reservations required by February 16.