Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

September 16, 2011 10:01 ET

Media Advisory: Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies Hosts FREEDOM DAY, September 20th, 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2011) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies will host the second annual Freedom Day event at Yonge Dundas Square from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. More than 2,500 intermediate and high school students from public, Catholic and private schools across the GTA will attend the event designed to highlight the Canadian values of democracy, human rights and freedom.

The keynote speaker at Freedom Day will be L.Gen The Hon. Romeo Dallaire (Ret'd), author of "Shake Hands with the Devil" about his experiences as Commander of the UN Forces in Rwanda during the Rwandan genocide, and of "They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children" about the issue of child soldiers. He will be joined by Michel Chikwanine, who will discuss his experiences as a child soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A press conference with Mr. Dallaire will be held at 11.30 a.m. in front of the stage at Yonge-Dundas square.

Click here to learn more about Freedom Day: http://friendsofsimonwiesenthal.tumblr.com/.

Contact Information

  • To confirm your attendance at the Press Conference contact:
    Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
    Stacey Starkman
    Communications Manager
    416.864.9735 x 32
    sstarkman@fswc.ca