September 21, 2014 7:35 pm
Updated: September 22, 2014 9:59 am

RightsFest wraps up outside Canadian Museum for Human Rights

One of the many performances at RightsFest this weekend.

Riley McDermid/ Global News

WINNIPEG – The Forks was buzzing with activity Sunday as the celebration of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ opening continued.

Thousands of people came out to watch artists, musicians and poets perform during the weekend-long festival.

“Hopefully what the audience is walking away (with) from this is the realization that we all have our unique stories and that they’re all worth sharing,” said MC Rob Malo. “They’re all worth talking about and celebrating.”

The festival was part of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ kickoff in Winnipeg.

The unique addition to Winnipeg’s skyline is Canada’s first national museum outside of the National Capital Region. It will be open to the general public Sept. 27.

“If we can do a festival at least once a year, we can bring up the subject in a very joyful, community-oriented way,” said Malo. “We’re all talking about what’s important to us through our art.”

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