October 6, 2016

Media Advisory

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies invites the Media to join us on Parliament Hill for an OPEN HOUSE on the Tour for Humanity mobile Tolerance Education Classroom

October 6, 2016 - Toronto Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) invites the media to join us on the East Lawn Laneway on Parliament Hill at 3 pm today for an Open House on the Tour for Humanity (T4H) mobile Tolerance Education Classroom initiative.

Launched in late 2013, the Tour for Humanity is 42-foot RV that has been retrofitted as a wheelchair accessible mobile classroom for 30 students. Designed to bring FSWC’s educational workshops on human rights to communities across the province, T4H has delivered programs on the Holocaust, genocide, bullying, leadership, heroes and the history of discrimination in Canada to more than 60,000 students throughout Ontario.  “As the leader of a human rights advocacy organization I have spent my entire professional career working to counter hatred, antisemitism and racism, and to foster greater tolerance and respect for diversity at all levels of society,” said FSWC President & CEO Avi Benlolo. “In my experience, the best way to foster these values is through education, and that is the mission of the Tour for Humanity: to inspire and empower students to raise their voices for positive change in their schools, communities and the world at large.”

Tour for Humanity Open House

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Time: 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Venue: Parliament Hill East Lawn Laneway


Stacey L. Starkman 
Director of Communications & External Relations 
416.864.9735 x 32 - office / 
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, the Spirit of Hope Benefit, Tools for Tolerance and the 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
Canadian Headquarters: Toronto  
Branches: Los Angeles • New York • Chicago • Paris • Buenos Aires • Israel
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