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Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Stories

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Last featured in the 08-26-2019 Scout Report, this resource remains a rich source of information on the history of human rights, having added new stories on topics such as the Srebrenica genocide and human rights in the Star Wars movies.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which opened in Winnipeg in 2014, "fosters an appreciation for the importance of human rights, spurs informed dialogue and invites participants to identify the contemporary relevance of past and present human rights events, both at home and abroad." As part of this mission, the museum offers dozens of thoughtful and informative stories sharing narratives about current and historical human rights issues both in Canada and around the world. For example, a featured story focuses on Canadian anti-segregationist activist Viola Desmond spoke out against injustice and "became the first Canadian woman featured on a regularly circulating Canadian $10 bill." Stories are tagged with categories such as "civil and political rights" and "human rights violations," which visitors can use to browse by theme, but it may be easiest to simply view all of the stories and browse them by title. In addition to photos and images, many of the museum's stories incorporate videos and suggestions of further reading, and virtually all of the stories include questions designed to encourage reflection and empathy among their readers.
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2020-12-11
Date Of Record Creation
2019-08-09 19:20:51
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2019-08-12 10:25:48
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