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Raoul Wallenberg: Lessons for Humanity


Inspired by the actions of Raoul Wallenberg, the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre will host a panel discussion tonight, 29 October.

From the fight against apathy to the prevention of mass atrocities, the discussion seeks to explore how the memory of Raoul Wallenberg can be a source of inspiration today. Join Adama Dieng, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Cameron Hudson, Director of the Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Honourable Irwin Cotler (MP) to discuss the legacy of the Swedish diplomat.

By launching a discussion and imparting knowledge of Raoul Wallenberg and his legacy, the Holocaust Education Series echoes the indispensable message that every individual can make a difference in standing up against mass atrocities. The session will be moderated by Radio Canada’s Sophie Langlois. 

This event is organized in partnership with the Montreal Institute for Genocides and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) and is part of the Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership Project. The project aims at increasing awareness of Raoul Wallenberg, his legacy and its importance for contemporary mass atrocity prevention among the younger generations and the general public in selected cities of North America and internationally during fall 2014. The discussion also forms part of the Holocaust Education Series which runs from 29 October to 9 November. The full programme of events can be found here.

The discussion will begin at 6.30 pm and you are requested to RSVP online by using the Eventbrite registration system.