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Human rights leaders to speak in Winnipeg

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The University of Manitoba will soon host some of today’s great thinkers to speak about human rights.
The lecture series, called Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for  Human Rights, is a collaboration between the U of M Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
The series will take place in the museum from September 2013 to May 2014. Each event is $20 for general admission or $10 for students and the unemployed.
The speakers scheduled for the series, as listed by the University of Manitoba in a release, are:

• A.C. Grayling, Sept. 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m. — "Human rights: past and future."

• Martha Nussbaum, Oct. 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m.— "The capabilities approach to human rights"

• Kwame Anthony Appiah, Nov. 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m.— "Culture, identity and human rights"

• John Borrows, Jan. 20, 2014, 7:30 p.m.— "First Nations and human rights"

• Baroness Helena Kennedy, Feb. 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m.— "New human rights challenges for the 21st century"

• Vandana Shiva, March 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m.— "Earth rights are human rights"
This event will be held at RMTC’s Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre.

• Steven Pinker, April 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m.— "A history of violence and humanity"

• Germaine Greer, May 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m.— "Women and the struggle for human rights"

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