TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2012) -
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The media is invited to join 3,000 middle and high school students from the GTA and beyond at the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center's (FSWC) third annual Freedom Day event on September 20 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at Yonge-Dundas Square.
Freedom Day is designed to celebrate Canada's rights and freedoms, commemorate the life and legacy of Simon Wiesenthal, raise awareness about human rights and empower youth to effect positive change. This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Samantha Nutt, award-winning humanitarian, Founder of War Child Canada, acclaimed author and speaker and a leading authority on the impact of war on civilians. Dr. Nutt will be joined by Dr. Frank Chalk, Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies, Professor of History at Concordia University and one of the world's leading experts on genocide and humanitarian intervention.
A special performance by Zane Zalis, composer of the magnificent Holocaust-themed 'I Believe' oratorio, performed last fall at Roy Thomson Hall, will also be featured at Freedom Day. Mr. Zalis will be accompanied by two soloists.
Watch a video of Freedom Day 2011 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TznqGTho3cY&list=UU3VFLr2oaiwJ02cztuB57yA&index=4&feature=plcp
For more information about Freedom Day 2012 visit: http://friendsofsimonwiesenthal.tumblr.com/
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