The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and TakingItGlobal Announce the Winners of EVOKE-Uncover Your Human Rights Perspective

. July 3, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and TakingItGlobal are pleased to announce the winners of the EVOKE – Uncover your Human Rights Perspective art competition. Hundreds of youth from all over Canada participated and shared a human rights issue that is important to them and uncovered their perspective through different forms of artistic expression.

“This art project engaged youth from across the country,” said Stuart Murray, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. “I congratulate all the winners and encourage young artists to the arts to foster dialogue and exchange on human rights.”

“Art is a powerful means of expression and can play an important role in addressing world issues. The uniqueness of EVOKE is that it combines visual art with digital technology, providing access to a wider audience” said Jennifer Corriero, Co-founder and Executive Director of TakingITGlobal.

EVOKE is a national, online, multi-disciplinary art contest for human rights expression offered by TakingITGlobal, in partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The initiative incorporates artistic expression and online tools and resources to engage youth from all across Canada and to provide them with a platform for human rights dialogue.

Twelve winners from across the country will travel to Winnipeg from July 1st – 4th, 2010. While in Winnipeg they will participate in a variety of activities, geared to the arts and human rights. Their art will be exhibited for Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Please see attached for a list of winners.

More information about the Museum is available at: http://humanrightsmuseum.ca/.

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. With building construction scheduled to be complete in 2012, CMHR will be the only museum of its kind in the world. It is the first national Canadian museum established in over 40 years, and the first national museum to be located outside the National Capital Region.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights / Musee canadien des droits de la personne
269 rue Main Street
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
R3C 1B3
T: (204) 289-2000

EVOKE – Uncover your human rights perspective – WINNERS

Jack Cheyann Saddleback – Calgary, Alberta

Andrea Dykshoorn – Abbotsford, British Columbia

Melissa Bazuniuk – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Jeremy Dyer – St. John’s, Newfoundland

Alanah Correia – Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia

Jolyane Caissie – Rogersville, New Brunswick

Beverly Uvilluk – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

Joshua Baton – Wrigley, Northwest Territories

Aziza Mohammed – Toronto, Ontario

Evan Hammell – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Elodie Beaulieu – Saguenay, Quebec

Michelle Thompson – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Contacts:
For more information or photos, contact:
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Angela Cassie
204-289-2000
media@humanrightsmuseum.ca
http://humanrightsmuseum.ca

Category: Museum News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.