Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies



Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

January 24, 2014 07:00 ET

The Media Is Invited to Join Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies to Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 24, 2014) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) invites the Media to join a ribbon cutting ceremony for the innovative Tour for Humanity mobile Tolerance Education Center to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Parliament Hill.

FSWC, in partnership with Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Multiculturalism), will be joined by a host of MPS, ambassadors, a Holocaust survivor and members of the Ottawa community in recognition of this significant date, which marks the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in which more than one million people were killed.

The Tour for Humanity (www.tourforhumanity.com), designed to educate schools and communities about the Holocaust, genocide and heroes, and to counter hate with the values of tolerance, justice and human rights, has a particular and profound significance for Holocaust remembrance. We hope you will join us. If you would like a tour of the Tour for Humanity, or if you would like to join one of the school groups attending a program on the bus after the ribbon cutting ceremony, please contact Stacey Starkman (see contact information below).

Date: Monday, January 27, 2014

Time: 12:00 Noon

Location: Parliament Hill

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Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is a leading Canadian non-profit human rights foundation directly representing over 30,000 members. FSWC is committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and educational programs including workshops, Freedom Day, Spirit of Hope Benefit, Tools for Tolerance and its widely acclaimed new Tour for Humanity. FSWC is affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization headquartered in Los Angeles, which has won two Academy Awards, has built two Museums of Tolerance (with a third being built in Jerusalem) and is an NGO at the United Nations, UNESCO, OAS, OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament. Visit us at www.fswc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Stacey Starkman
    Communications Manager
    Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
    416.864.9735 x 32 / sstarkman@fswc.ca