By Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center
The Tour for Humanity includes three interactive workshops delivered on the bus that will remain parked on site at Grace Place.
TIME: Monday, August 15, 2022 at 11 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
VENUE: Grace Place, 156 Main St. North, Brampton, ON L6V 1N9 (In-Person Attendance Only) The innovative, award-winning Tour for Humanity (T4H) project is an integral component of FSWC’s Educational Department. T4H is a 30-seat, wheelchair accessible, mobile human rights education center designed to bring FSWC’s programming directly to people across Ontario and beyond. The idea of contributing to help make a safer and vital community is at the heart of all our efforts. Through hosting a series of learning sessions, the Safer Communities Project is collaborating with individuals, community partners, and agencies such as the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies to build awareness, create understanding, bridge gaps within communities, foster virtues of tolerance, acceptance, compassion, and prevent discrimination and hate in all forms. The Tour for Humanity bus is brought to us by Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies and provides a unique, educational, and immersive experience on the following topics: Workshop Options
The Global Experience (11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) This workshop begins with a screening of a three-part documentary series produced by FSWC entitled The Holocaust, Universal Genocide and Real World Heroes. The Ten Stages of Genocide are then discussed in relation to the Holocaust and other world genocides, including Rwanda, Cambodia and crimes against humanity committed in Ukraine and throughout Eastern Europe under Joseph Stalin’s reign. Discussion is encouraged.
The Holocaust: Then and Now (1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.) "The Holocaust is not just a Jewish story, but a human story." Explore the history of the Holocaust and the attitudes and social forces that enabled one of the darkest periods of human history to occur.
The Canadian Experience (2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) In this workshop, attendees learn about a variety of difficult topics in Canadian history including the Indian Residential Schools System and the systemic internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Following a review of the past, current issues including cyber bullying and modern-day examples of intolerance are examined and discussed.
NOTE: On-site parking not available for the day, so, please allow yourself sufficient time to park offsite (municipal parking lots nearby) and arrive 10 minutes prior to session start time.