Tour for humanity – A unique education experience is in North Bay!
The Tour for Humanity bus is in North Bay today, visiting local high schools for the next few days. This educational initiative, presented by the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC), with the assistance of the North Bay Police Service, is a fully self-contained mobile classroom designed to inspire and empower students to raise their voices and take action against hate to help make the world a better place.
“Seven years ago, I was one of 30 Canadian police officers who had the privilege of attending an FSWC-sponsored workshop at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The workshop was designed to provide officers with the necessary tools to identify, confront and deal with issues of hate and segregation in society in all forms,” said Inspector Kirk Kelusky, North Bay Police Service. “The Tour for Humanity bus in an extension of the FSWC’s programming designed for audiences at the secondary school level and we are pleased to have played a role in bringing this rich education experience to our community.”
A variety of issues and topics are explored on the Tour for Humanity bus including racism, prejudice, the Holocaust, universal genocide, real-world heroes, the Canadian residential school system, and the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Current issues of cyber bullying and examples of intolerance are also discussed.
The bus will be at the following schools on the following days:
Widdifield Secondary School – today
École secondaire publique Odyssée, 480 Norman Avenue – Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
Saint Joseph’s Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School, 675 O’Brien Street – Thursday, April 7th, 2016
West Ferris Intermediate and Secondary School, 60 Marshall Park – Friday, April 8th, 2016