Opened in 2014, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has steadfastly ignored human rights violations against Palestinians. Palestinian Canadian activists in Winnipeg have been trying for the last decade to get the CMHR to recognize the Nakba – the catastrophic dispossession of the Palestinians from their land – and tell the stories of the Nakba survivors, but they have been disregarded.
Recent scandals have rocked the CMHR, leading to new management and a supposedly renewed commitment against racism. There is a new opportunity for us to remind the museum to live up to its ethical responsibility.
This campaign was published on March 19, 2020.