Human Rights in Arts

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2012 Human Rights Film Festival

‘March 21st Human Rights Film Festival’ Back For 2nd Year! The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties is please to introduce the 2nd annual “March 21st: Human Rights Film Festival”! This festival was developed in 2010 to increase public awareness of the work needed for the elimination of social inequality and racial discrimination. It highlights March […]

Deborah Stienstra launching About Canada: Disability Rights

Thursday March 22, 7:00 pm Grant Park in the Atrium Through a close examination of employment, education, transportation, telecommunications and health care, About Canada: Disability Rights explores the landscape of disability rights in Canada and finds that, while important advances have been made, Canadians with disabilities still experience significant barriers in obtaining their human rights. Stienstra […]

Dr. timothy snyder – Bloodlands: Europe between hitler and stalin

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 Time: 7:00 PM (Reception to follow) Location: Moot Court, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba Award winning author, Timothy Snyder, Professor of History at Yale University, will reflect upon his research on the history of mass murders in central and eastern Europe between 1933-1945. Sponsored by: The University of Manitoba Archives & Special […]

stephen lewis on global issues, local impact

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: University Centre, 2nd floor multi-purpose room Stephen Lewis on Global Health Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Location: Bannatyne Campus, Basic Medical Sciences Building Hear one of the worlds most influential speakers on human rights, social justice and […]

Caribbean History, Canadian History, Imperial History

Date: Friday, March 23, 2012 Time: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM Location: 409 Tier Building The Canada Research Chair in Western Canadian Social History presents Caribbean History, Canadian History, Imperial History: A Colloquium KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Melanie Newton, University of Toronto Geographies of the Indigenous: Hemispheric Perspectives on the Early Modern Caribbean 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Session […]

Professor Maria Ines Martinez on her new book

Please see this short (8 mins.) YouTube video of Prof. Maria Ines Martinez being interviewed by undergraduate student Esma Mneina about her new book on the Afro-Colombian communities. For more information, contact: Dr. Enrique Fernandez Head Dept. of French, Spanish and Italian Phone: (204) 474-9313

Institute for Humanities: Research Clusters

Deadline for the receipt of applications and all supporting material: April 30th, 2012. Decisions will be made by: June, 2012. The Institute for the Humanities is soliciting applications for the support of two Research clusters for the 2012-13 academic year. Research clusters are groups of faculty and graduate students from different departments and disciplines with shared […]

Manitoba’s Equality Report Card

Manitobans gathered for the release of the second Manitoba Equality Report Card. The Report Card grades the provincial 
government on their progress in meeting the recommendations set out in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The Government received an overall grade of C+, the same grade […]

Call for Papers – Languages and Cultures of Conflicts and Atrocities

The  interdisciplinary and international conference will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada), October 11-13, 2012 Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2012 Keynote Speakers James Dawes (Macalester College), author of That the World May Know: Bearing Witness to Atrocity (Harvard UP 2007) and The Language of War (Harvard UP 2002). Alison Landsberg (George Mason University), author […]

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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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