New Classroom Program in Quebec to Combat Antisemitism, Racism and Hatred To Be Unveiled at Ecole internationale de Montréal Public School



    MONTREAL, April 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The founders of Fighting Antisemitism
Together (FAST) will launch their first French-language education program,
Choose Your Voice, before an audience of students and educators of the Ecole
internationale de Montréal, on Monday, April 30, 2007, at 10 a.m.
    The event will feature the presentation of a made-in-Quebec DVD named
Choose Your Voice, with testimonials of survivors of the Holocaust, the
Rwandan genocide, and victims of hatred in Canada. The DVD and support
materials, which will be made available to all Quebec schools, are intended to
spark discussion in the classroom on the dangers of prejudice in all of its
manifestations.

    
    What:     Launch of FAST's made-in-Quebec Choose Your Voice program

    When:     Monday, April 30, 2007 at 10 a.m.

    Where:    Ecole internationale de Montréal, member of the Commission
              scolaire de Montréal
              11 Chemin Côte St-Antoine (off Sherbrooke Street near Clarke)
              Westmount

    Who:      Tony Comper, FAST Founder and Immediate Past President and CEO,
              BMO Financial Group
              Adam Atlas, Officer of the Board, Canadian Jewish Congress,
              Quebec Region
              Rupert Bazambanza, survivor of the Rwandan genocide
              Guylaine Cormier, Principal, Ecole internationale de Montréal
    

    Media wishing to attend should register in advance by calling Sabrina
Bercovitch at (514) 345-6411 #3170 or Ronald Monet at (514) 877-1873.

    About FAST

    FAST (Fighting Antisemitism Together) is a coalition of non-Jewish
Canadian business and community leaders who have come together to speak out
against antisemitism and to fund education and other projects that encourage
other non-Jews to speak out. This coalition was founded by Elizabeth and Tony
Comper in response to the documented increase in vicious anti-Jewish incidents
in Canada.




For further information:

For further information: Sabrina Bercovitch, Canadian Jewish Congress,
Quebec Region, (514) 345-6411 # 3170, (514) 512-9056; Ronald Monet, BMO
Financial Group, (514) 877-1873, (514) 594-2501

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