Tuesday, August 9, 2011
For my local readers....
Before I continue on with more photos from Maine Quilts 2011, I want to tell my local readers about an event this coming Thursday evening, Aug. 11, 2011. If you are a regular reader of my Blog, you probably know about my daughter Laura's trip to Germany and Poland this past May on a Holocaust and genocide study mission. You may have been following her Blog here.
The March of Remembrance and Hope is a program for Canadian university students, run by the Canadian Centre for Diversity in Toronto. This program gives participants the education and understanding they need to stand up and speak out against antisemitism, Holocaust denial, genocide, racism and other forms of discrimination. Each student who does the study trip is expected to commit to doing some type of public education when they return to their own communities. To this end, Laura and two other local participants have planned a public event for Thursday evening August 11. It is being held at the Fredericton Royal Canadian Legion, 199 Queen Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30. Each student will speak briefly, as well as guest speakers Dr. Israel Unger, Dr. Lisa Todd and Mayor Brad Woodside. I hope you will consider attending. Come and bring a friend. Refreshments will be served and admission is by donation, with funds going to support future MRH programs. We'd love to see you there...
"To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all." ~ Elie Wiesel