Gala 2021: Raising Our Voices

November 28, 2021

A hybrid gala featuring
Honourary Co-Chairs:  Bonnie Buhler and Paul Mahon
Keynote Speaker: Master Carver Carey Newman, Hayalthkin’geme

On November 28, 2021, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights are thrilled to host Gala 2021: Raising Our Voices. As a virtual gala, the evening will celebrate people taking action for human rights, and those who make that work possible. It will highlight some of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ accomplishments to date as well as its efforts to continue growing, and include a message from new Museum CEO Isha Khan. It will also include moving musical performances and personal testimonies from people across Canada. It is an opportunity to amplify the voices of those working hard to pursue truth and reconciliation and defend human rights for everyone. In that spirit, we are honoured to be welcoming Carey Newman as our featured guest.

Carey Newman or Hayalthkin’geme is a multi-disciplinary artist and master carver. Through his father he is Kwakwak’awakw from the Kukwekum, Giiksam, and WaWalaby’ie clans of Fort Rupert, and Coast Salish from Cheam of the Sto:lo Nation along the upper Fraser Valley. Through his mother he is English, Irish, and Scottish. His work can be seen around the world. In his artistic practice he strives to highlight Indigenous, social, and environmental issues as he examines the impacts of colonialism. Mr. Newman is the current Impact Chair in Indigenous Art Practice at the University of Victoria and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2017. He was named to the Order of British Columbia in 2018

We are pleased to invite you to join us virtually from the comfort of your home for Gala 2021: Raising Our Voices. To purchase tickets, please use the secure online portal below.

Ticket purchasers will be sent an access link and password to this virtual gathering, to be enjoyed from the comfort of your home.

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