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MARL is dedicated to raising awareness for rights and liberties. We focus strongly on youth empowerment through workshops and activities that measurably increase awareness of human rights and civil liberties.

Educational Workshops

The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties offers workshops in schools on human rights issues important to Manitobans.  Workshops are developed for grades 5 - 12 on a variety of subjects. Are you an educator in Manitoba, and want to learn more? Contact us.

Prefer to lead your own workshop? We also have free teacher tools for educators across the entire province. Find out more here!


Ethics Events

MARL runs several community events focused on ethics, which are designed to foster dialogue and critical thinking around our shared rights. MARL works in partnership with the University of Manitoba's Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics on several events taking place throughout the year for varying age groups.

High School Ethics Bowl

Each December, MARL hosts the Annual High School Ethics Bowl, a chance for teams of high school students to compete in a dialogue and critical thinking event held at the University of Manitoba. To find out more, or register a team, click here.

Ethics Slam

A chance for community members to compete to test their ethical dialogue and thinking skills, the Ethics Slam is a fun community event held in January each year.

Ethics Cafés

Throughout the year, MARL hosts a variety of Ethics Cafés, where people come together in constructive dialogue, moderated by local human rights and ethics experts, to discuss the day's most pressing issues. Past topics have included the Ethics of Security, the Ethics of Sex, and the Ethics of Sport. 


Community Education 

MARL has a long history of events that build community education of human rights and inspire action for rights and liberties in the province. Events such as our Annual Human Rights Film Festival, Multiculturalism Day panels and discussion, as well as past events like the PhotoVoice Project, are all important MARL projects.

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