Human Rights in Arts

Events and outreach at the University of Manitoba

21st Annual Persons Day Breakfast – October 21, 2011

Date:     October 21, 2011 Time:     7:15 AM – 9:00 AM Location:     Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Ave. In support of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to advance the equality of women. Topic: “Human Trafficking: Confronting A Threat to Women’s Rights in Canada and Abroad” Keynote Speakers: Professor Benjamin Perrin, UBC Faculty of […]

Northern Voices, Southern Choices

Centre for Human Rights Research is co-hosting an event next month about what the rest of Canada can learn from the groundbreaking water strategy in the Northwest Territories. It explicitly frames water policy in the context of human rights: “Watershed management decisions should strive to maximise the social well-being enjoyed by current and future generations […]

Andrew Woolford Honoured

Dr. Andrew Woolford, Associate Professor with the University of Manitoba’s Department of Sociology, has been granted a Fulbright Scholar Award to the University of New Mexico. Dr. Woolford will spend four months, starting in January 2012, researching for a project entitled: “A Tonic for the Boarding School Blues? Genocide and Historical Redress in Canada and […]

Indian Residential Schools as Genocide: Interview with Professor Chris Powell

U of M Assistant Professor of Sociology, Chris Powell was recently interviewed by APTN to comment on Indian Residential Schools as genocide. The interview is online here: Professor Powell recently published Barbaric Civilization: a Critical Sociology of Genocide.  The book launch will be taking place at Mondragon Bookstore & Coffeehouse on Thursday, October 6 from 7:30pm – 10:30pm. “From the […]

Guest Speaker and Panel Discussion

From Gentleman’s Art to Sport for ‘Sissies’ and Girls : What can the History of Figure Skating tell us about Gender?” On Thursday, October 20th, at 10:30 am, in 409 Tier, Dr Mary Louise Adams (Queen’s) will present a paper entitled “From Gentleman’s Art to Sport for ‘Sissies’ and Girls : What can the History […]

Research Clusters

UMIH is supporting two research clusters this year, Power and Resistance in Latin America and Film Worlds. Power and Resistance in Latin America Established in 2007, the goal of the Research Cluster on Power and Resistance in Latin America is to foster dialogue among members, graduate and undergraduate students, and the wider community on the […]

LGBTTQ Research Initiative Update

From June to August , UM student researchers Jodi Read (Mauro Centre for Peace and Confl ict Studies), Dean Robinson (School of Art) and Ben Wood (Political Studies) continued the work they had begun in the summer of 2010, interviewing members of the LGBTTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered, Two-Spirited & Queer) community. They conducted twentysix […]

The Mutating Crisis of Global Capitalism

Date: Friday, September 23, 2011 Time: 1:30 PM Location: 301 Tier Building Dr. David McNally , Professor of Political Science at York University, will be speaking on “The Mutating Crisis of Global Capitalism” on Friday, September 23. A specialist in globalization and global justice movements and a long-time activist in socialist, anti-poverty and migrant justice […]

The ‘unparalleled opportunity’ of a human rights museum

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011, in the University of Manitoba Bulletin Would a virtual reality exhibit make museum visitors more empathetic to suffering? Are Indigenous rights and human rights the same thing? What can Manitoba’s new Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) learn from museums in other countries? Those kinds of questions will be explored […]

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    The Faculty of Arts Human Rights blog highlights information about current research projects focusing on Human Rights issues. We will also advise you of upcoming conferences, symposiums, workshops and other outreach activities related to Human Rights both within the Faculty of Arts and across the University. If you have an event or project that you would like posted in the blog and/or the bi-weekly E-Memo, please send the details to Shawn Jordan, Communications Coordinator (
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