My name is Yasmin. I’m in my 20s, and I study political science and sociology in British Columbia. I am also a Rohingya. That’s something I haven’t always been proud of, but I am today. I was born in Northern Rakhine state in Myanmar. The Rohingya have lived on those lands for centuries, but for … Continue reading The power and importance of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Dear friend, There are few moments as powerful as watching a young person put everything they’ve got into making the world a better place. As a teacher, I’ve spent my whole career pursuing those moments, trying to empower students to use what they learn in the classroom to make an impact in their community. Graham … Continue reading CMHR Educator-in-Residence Report: The 180
Dear friend, Every parent knows the feeling of watching their child’s face light up with excitement when they learn something new. But it’s a different experience when your child is hearing and vision impaired. My wonderful 14-year-old daughter Madison was born premature, with vision loss and profound hearing loss. She loves to learn – smart, … Continue reading She has the right to discover the world for herself!
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Dear Friend, My human rights story started when I was a high school senior. In 2013, in southern Georgia, we still had a segregated prom: one for the white students and one for everyone else. I felt I needed to take a stand and change this segregation. So, along with classmates, we formed a committee … Continue reading It only takes one person to start a change!