is the world's only museum solely dedicated to exploring the concept of human rights as a force for positive change.
There's deep irony here as well because the CMHR has focused on the very genocidal crimes--Hitler's Holocaust and Stalin's Holodomor (the Ukrainian famine of 19321933)--that erupted from the humanism the museum ostensibly celebrates.
And it's on this tradition that the CMHR has been built, all the squabbling notwithstanding.
Which may explain why the CMHR also features ubiquitous posters of human rights activists and other icons of doing-good, from Harvey Milk to Bishop Desmond Tutu.
Winning in the Cultural category, the CMHR
is the first large-scale project in Canada to use 3-D modeling as part of a Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) approach across all consultant and contractor groups.
The Commission meeting was opened by CMHR President Michael Fitzpatrick, chaired by Michael Hogan -- former Commission Chairman -- and began with remarks from Kathryn Power, Director of the Center for Mental Health Services at SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.
The 16 national organizations that comprise CMHR joined together in 2003 to raise public awareness of the goals established by the Commission, and to make mental health a national priority and early access, recovery and quality in mental health services the hallmarks of our nation's mental health system.
Following the Commission meeting on March 29, CMHR hosted its inaugural National Awards Dinner for Leadership in Mental Health honoring: former First Lady Rosalynn Carter with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Senator Gordon Smith and Representative Patrick Kennedy with Congressional Leadership Awards; Dr.
is a national partnership of organizations representing millions of people with mental or emotional disorders, their families, service providers, administrators, and other advocates.