MONTREAL, May 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, will designate Thursday, May 10 2012 "Will to Intervene" Day in the City of Toronto. The proclamation appeals to the civic duty of Canadians to help prevent mass atrocities and make "never again" a reality.
The Will to Intervene Project (W2I) is a crucial Canadian initiative based at Concordia University's Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS). The initiative has been embraced by Vancouver and Calgary and has inspired foreign policy changes in the United States. The effects of inaction against genocide and mass atrocity crimes have impacted Toronto, Canada's largest and most multicultural city, notably in 2009 when the Tamil diaspora mobilized to protest against the Sri Lankan state, paralyzing the city's downtown core.
When: Thursday 10 May 2012, 2 p.m.
Where: Trinity College Quandrangle,
University of Toronto,
6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto
This event is co-organised by MIGS and the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (CCR2P) at the Munk School, University of Toronto.
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