The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has something truly unique and engaging at
the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games. Once built, the CMHR will be a beacon for
Canadians and for people around the world to explore human rights and to promote dialogue,
understanding, and respect. The Museum will welcome people of all ages, genders, abilities, cultures, orientation, and beliefs; inviting us all to help combat prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination.
Before the Museum opens in 2012, we want to promote dialogue and we will do so at the Museum’s unique display located in a feature exhibit space in the CentrePlace Manitoba pavilion.
LiveCity Downtown – Corner of West Georgia Street and Beatty Street. The public entrance is on West Georgia Street. The site is only moments away from BC Place Stadium and Canada Hockey Place. The site is adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre complex – the home of the Four Host First Nations pavilion during the Olympic Games.
Friday, March 19th: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday, March 20th: 3pm – 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 21st: 4-7pm
(*During these hours 1st year interpreting students from Douglas College will be volunteering at the exhibit)
Activities at the Museum Site:
– display of the museum model
– interactive display
– making a sign of a statement about human rights and having a photo taken
More Information on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights visit: www.humanrightsmuseum.ca
Learn about: Bryan Johnson, St. John’s Newfoundland
“I was accepted to be a student at university, but when I requested government funding for an interpreter, I was turned down. I was so discouraged. But then I saw a TV program about the Eldridge Case and I thought, “Yes! This is about human rights?. And so we fought. After three years, I won. I was able to have the services of an interpreter! … Hearing-people just look at my hearing and lack thereof. Forget about that! There are many, many positive attributes to me- I am a whole person