April 21st, 2017: 5th Annual Youth Conference on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities “Youth Facing Hatred: How Hatred Leads to Atrocities”

5th Annual Youth Conference

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities

“Youth Facing Hatred: How Hatred Leads to Atrocities”

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Residence Commons, Carleton University, Ottawa

Norm King, an Ottawa activist successfully petitioned MP Paul Dewar to put forward a motion and created Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities. In 2010, it was a unanimous vote in the House of Commons to make it a National Day. This year, eleven Grade 12 students in the course Social Justice and Equity: From Theory to Practice at Colonel-By Secondary School in Ottawa, will be hosting the Youth Conference in April. The Day will consist of three main workshops including a special interactive exhibit and film screening from the travelling Holodomor The Ukrainian Genocide National Awareness Tour Bus.

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Final Agenda Youth Conference

Opening Presentation: Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre MHMC_logo_color(MHMC)

The MHMC will address the hatred which motivated the passing of the Nuremberg Laws (1935) and which lead to Kristallnacht (1938) in Nazi Germany.

Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS)

Migs logoKyle Matthews, of MIGS is to deliver a workshop on the hatred behind the Radicalization of Canadian Youth by extremist groups.

The Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers InitiativeChild Soldiers initiative logo
Dr. Shelly Whitman will deliver a workshop touching on the hatred which motivates and allows children to be abducted and used as soldiers.

The Mosaic Institute

The Mosaic Institute logoMr. Bernie Farber to facilitate a workshop which will address hate crimes in Ottawa and across Canada, and allow students to engage in discussion.

The price of admission is FREE of charge.

PLEASE send questions to Karli at prevention.genocide@parl.gc.ca

PLEASE Sign up students NOW: tricia.leduc@ocdsb.ca
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