Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

January 24, 2008 16:38 ET

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center Condemns Anti-Black Graffiti Found at York University Campus

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 24, 2008) - In support of the York University Black Students' Alliance (YUBSA), Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) condemns the racist graffiti discovered this week at the York University campus.

"This attack on black students is unacceptable and goes against our steadfast belief in tolerance for others," said Avi Benlolo, president and CEO of FSWC. "We encourage all members of the York University community to stand in solidarity with black students at the University and voice their opposition to racism."

About Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies is a Canadian human rights organization dedicated to fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. It has 25,000 members across Canada, and confronts important contemporary issues including racism, antisemitism, terrorism and genocide. The Center is affiliated with the world-wide, Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, an accredited Non-Government Organization with status at international agencies, including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE and the Council of Europe. With over 400,000 members of all faiths around the world, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has offices in New York, Miami, Paris, Jerusalem, Buenos Aires and Toronto. Simon Wiesenthal died in 2005 after devoting his life to preserving the memories of the victims of the Holocaust, while simultaneously seeking justice for the war criminals.

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