Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
The Michaelle Jean Foundation

The Michaelle Jean Foundation

June 21, 2012 16:52 ET

Youth Creativity to Be Honoured at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - June 21, 2012) - The Michaëlle Jean Foundation (FMJF) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will jointly announce their effort to profile the artwork and social commentary of youth in Winnipeg.

The Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean, Co-President of FMJF, and Stuart Murray, CEO of the CMHR, will be on hand, along with Aboriginal artist, Jessica Canard. She will present her artwork to the public and speak about how her life has been affected by the opportunity for her work to be displayed at the Museum. Madame Jean and Mr. Murray will also speak at the event.

As part of its Creative Spaces program, FMJF is working with businesses, museums and galleries to transform public and commercial spaces into places where marginalized youth can design and showcase creative solutions to social issues.

One important way to fulfill the Museum's mandate is to inspire youth to be agents of change and take action for human rights. In fact, CMHR's youth outreach strategy began while the Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean was Patron of the CMHR, during her tenure as 27th Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

The details are as follows:

DATE: FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
TIME: 10:00 A.M.
PLACE: CMHR office, Reception area
400-269 Main Street, Winnipeg

About the Michaëlle Jean Foundation

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation (FMJF) has been operating since 2011, to support youth arts initiatives that transform young lives and revitalize underserved communities across Canada. Through its Creative Spaces program, FMJF is working with businesses, museums, and galleries, to transform public and commercial spaces into places where marginalized youth can design and showcase creative solutions to social issues. For more information, about FMJF please visit www.fmjf.ca or follow us on Twitter: @FMJF143 and on Facebook.

About the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), currently under construction in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was established to provide a place for Canadians, and the world, to explore and promote the subject of human rights and to encourage human rights action., The CMHR is the first national museum established in over 40 years and the first national museum to be located outside the National Capital Region. For more information about the CMHR please visit http://humanrightsmuseum.ca/ or follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cmhr_news and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/canadianmuseumforhumanrights.

Please note: There will be photo opportunities following the announcement as well as opportunities for one-on-one interviews. Please confirm your attendance in advance.

Contact Information

  • For more information about this joint event or for media
    inquiries, please contact: Canadian Museum for Human Rights
    Angela Cassie
    Director of Communications
    204-289-2000 or Cell: 204-290-3651
    angela.cassie@humanrightsmuseum.ca

    The Michaelle Jean Foundation
    Peter Flegel
    Communications and Program Advisor
    613-562-5468
    pflegel@fmjf.ca