Join us on International Human Rights Day. Visit the Museum for free (from 10 am – 4 pm) and learn more about the current situation in Burundi (2 pm).
- Free Tour of the Montreal Holocaust Museum
- Testimony about the current situation in Burrundi at 2 PM
International Human Rights Day
“Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423, inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.”
Human Rights in Burundi
For more than two years, several human rights organizations have been concerned about violence and repression in Burundi. More than 400,000 people have fled their country because of this hostile climate.
Learn more about the current situation in Burundi with this article from the BBC.
Meet Ketty Nivyabandi, Burundian poet and activist, and Sandra Barancira, Vice President of the Burundian Alliance of Canada (A.B.C), a non-profit organization of Burundian Canadians and Burundians in Canada. Its primary mission is to build a visible and visible community in Canada, able to defend the interests of its members, to promote the collective and individual development of their community and to foster good relations between Burundi and Canada.