5th Annual Youth Conference
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.
Opening Presentation: Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre (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)
Kyle 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 Initiative
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
Mr. 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.
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