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FRIENDS OF SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies is a leading Canadian human rights organization that promotes tolerance, justice and human rights.
For more than 10 years, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center has planted and cultivated the seeds for tolerance, justice and human rights in Toronto. FSWC has established itself as a leading education facility in the areas of toleranceand pluralism. Through our educational workshops for students, teachers, police and the public, individuals are able to recognize hate, intolerance, antisemitism and racism. FSWC has a wide following which includes over twelve boards of education, dozens of police forces and hundreds of teachers. Over 10,000 students per year attend our workshops and programs.
FSWC has established itself as the central address for tolerance education and forward thinking through its Resource and Leadership Training Centre.
With over 1,000 books, videos and reference materials, the Harry and Barb Silverberg Library at FSWC is the heart of our research and think-tank initiatives.
The development of exhibits has turned us into a travelling museum and education center. They have visited 20 schools over 36 weeks, reaching tens of thousands of Canadian students.
To celebrate democracy and human rights, FSWC launched Freedom Day, a yearly event on September 20th to commemorate Simon Wiesenthal’s life and legacy. Over 800 students attended the first celebration.
‘The medium is the message’ – FSWC educates millions of Canadians through innovative technology and media outreach. • Social Networking and FSWC Website • Print Media Articles and Comments • Radio • Television
Canadians are educated through our many video productions accessed on our Youtube Channel. Freedom Day 2010 Crisis in Egypt From Compassion to Action Talk Peace. Stop Hate. Campaign
Preserving the memory of the Holocaust through missions and educational programs for students and adults.
The Glassman Tools for Tolerance® has educated more than 1000 educators, police officers and students at the Museum of Tolerance.
FSWC is a Co-Producer of Moriah Films, screened widely in Canada for educational and fundraising purposes. • Moriah Films® is a two-time Academy Award® winning film division of the • Simon Wiesenthal Center. • Films include: • Unlikely Heroes • In Search of Peace • Echoes that Remain • Liberation • The Long Way Home • Genocide • Beautiful Music • Ever Again • I Have Never Forgotten You • Against the Tide • Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny
Independently and in partnership with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the organization researches and develops educational material.
Countering antisemitism, hate and intolerance, defending victims of racism and countering delegitimization of Israel. Vilification of Israel Anti-Israel Action on Campuses Boycott, Divestment, Sanction Campaigns Responding to Antisemitism Gay Pride Anti-Israel Marches
Civic engagement and social responsibility undertaken by FSWC to educate and inform leaders.
The Spirit of Hope Benefit attracts high caliber speakers and 2,500 people every year, with 10,000 people attending over the last 5 years.
Past Events State of the Union Address November 2010 Private Screening: Barney’s Version with Producer Robert Lantos January 2011 Daniel Pipes & Wafa Sultan March 2010 Indictment of MahmoudAhmedinejad November 2009 Michael Ross December 2010 Campaign Launch with Comedienne Jessica Holmes January 2011 All Candidates Mayoral Luncheon October 2010
Michael Ignatieff September 2009 CNN Hero Recipient Phymean Noun February 2011 Reza Kahilili September 2010 12 Powerful Hours: Washington D.C. September 2008 Book Study with Larry Swartz November 2009 Women of Valour Luncheon October 2006 12 Powerful Hours: New York City September 2009
An organization is only as good as its leadership. In its Boards of Directors and Governors, FSWC has the best leadership Canada has to offer. Board of DirectorsSamuel BelzbergHonourary ChairmanGerald W. SchwartzChairmanLawrence BloombergPaul BronfmanTony ComperGordon R. DiamondJoel FeldbergRon FrischDr. Max GlassmanMalka GreenRabbi Marvin HierRabbi Meyer MayPhilip ReichmannJill ReitmanHoney ShermanAlex ShnaiderAllan SilberRaymond StoneCecil Yolles Avi Benlolo President & CEO, Canada L-R: Tony Comper; Gerald Schwartz; Avi Benlolo; Lawrence Bloomberg; Paul Bronfman
Let your voice be heard by supporting FSWC today. We pride ourselves on direct action and results through innovation and technology driven by unwavering core beliefs. Enhance and strengthen our work through a financial contribution. Call us at 416-864-9735 ext. 21 or email firstname.lastname@example.org online at www.fswc.ca Join us at our annual fundraiser – The Spirit of Hope Benefit – by registering at www.spiritofhopebenefit.com. Consider making a major commitment to the organization and sustain your legacy with us by calling 416-864-9735 ext. 25. Friends of address is a registered Canadian charity located at 5075 Yonge Street, 902, Toronto Ontario M2N 6C6.
075 Yonge Street, Suite 902, Toronto, ON, M2N 6C6 www.fswc.ca V. April 4, 2011