FSWC Advancing Human Rights Every Day

March 25, 2019


FSWC Advancing Human Rights Every Day

March 25, 2019 – Even while the world awoke to a devastating missile attack against Israel from Hamas controlled Gaza Strip,Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) works to advance human rights on a daily basis through its educational programs.

 Today, FSWC’s Tour for Humanity will be visiting St.Julia Billiart School in Markham Ontario, part of the York Region Catholic District School Board. The organization is also teaching Lessons and Legacies of the Holocaust at Ursula Franklin Academy in Toronto, part of Toronto District School Board. On Friday, the organization presented to the Ontario Power Generation staff as part of their equity and inclusivity program and spoke to a Toronto Mosque as part of an effort to build bridges.

 This week, in addition to tolerance training classes,FSWC will be hosting its annual Speaker’s Idol event on Thursday March 28th at 7.00 pm.  Student finalists will share their ideas on how to create positive change in the world as they compete on the best speech around the theme– “I believe in the good in people”. The event will be held at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.  To reserve contact Daniella at dlurion@fswc.ca

 FSWC puts forward the best of our community –advancing human rights and strong Canadian values.  FSWC is comprised of dedicated and passionate staff and lay leaders who educate and advocate daily to make the world a better place.

 The Canadian Jewish human rights foundation, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is a leading nonprofit 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, Museums of Tolerance 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 

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