Daniella Lurion, Director, Tour for Humanity—Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
Canada, often described as a diverse cultural mosaic, is not free from hatred and intolerance. In this session, racism, antisemitism, and prejudice are examined, as well as how these issues impact individuals and communities. Real historical and contemporary examples of hate are used as a means of creating awareness and promoting dialogue and positive action within communities.
About Daniella Lurion
Daniella Lurion has been with FSWC for over 6 years, most recently as Director of the Tour for Humanity. She developed an interest in history at a young age. Her paternal grandparents’ stories during the Second World War heavily influenced her, which followed her through her educational career. As a Humanities major at York University, her primary focus was modern European history and Holocaust Studies, which culminated in a senior independent study looking at Holocaust education from a cross-cultural perspective in Germany, Israel and Canada. This led her to pursue an education degree at Niagara University in the Intermediate-Senior division with teachables in History and Social Science. Immediately following graduation, Daniella began graduate school at New York University where, inspired by memoirs from her grandfather and great-grandmother, her thesis focused on the inter-generational trauma in the parent-child relationship of Holocaust survivors. In her role as part of the FSWC Education department, she oversees the Tour for Humanity program, and spends a lot of her time on the bus crisscrossing the country.