This stream is generously sponsored by Seed the Dream Foundation
(Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg)
ANTISEMITISM YESTERDAY AND TODAY
a film produced for Liberation75
Created by Dylan Shoychet and Matthew Shoychet
Sponsored by Seed the Dream Foundation (Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg)
ANTISEMITISM ON UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Jessica Burke is the Manager for Community Training and Campus Advocacy, and LGBTQ2+ Partnerships Liaison, at The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA). Jessica advocates for sexual/gender wellness, Jewish inclusion, combatting antisemitism in progressive spaces, intersectional feminism and digital communications. Jess was previously the Calgary and Southern Alberta representative for CIJA’s LGBTQ2+ National Advisory Council (2016-2018) before joining CIJA’s staff.
Michael Mostyn is the Chief Executive Officer of B'nai Brith Canada, where he oversees B'nai Brith's programming and advocacy initiatives. He is a senior spokesperson for the community, and regularly speaks out on behalf of Canadian Jewry and others whose human rights are under threat. Michael was previously the National Director of Public Affairs, leading B’nai Brith’s Ottawa office and managing government relations and diplomatic affairs on behalf of Canada’s grassroots Jewish community. Prior to his appointment to this key portfolio at B’nai Brith, Michael was a successful litigation lawyer in Toronto.
Barbara Wind is the child of Holocaust survivors, a published poet, and the past director of the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest. Barbara has dealt with antisemitism in schools and universities; both firsthand, and in collaboration with education ambassadors of foreign consulates (including Lithuania and Poland). She often lectures about modern-day antisemitism and participates in academic conferences at institutions such as Yale University and Oxford. Barbara will be participating in this panel as an independent scholar.
COMBATING ANTISEMITISM IN CANADA THROUGH MANDATORY GENOCIDE EDUCATION
Lucy Verebes Shapiro is the daughter of Holocaust survivors, and the education director for the Foundation for Genocide Education, which fights for mandatory genocide education in schools. She is on Montreal Voices' 10-member organizing committee, and interviews survivor testimonies for the Montreal Holocaust Museum. Lucy has a keen understanding of the need to preserve the legacy of the Shoah and its importance. Lucy speaks regularly in schools, using her parents' Holocaust testimonials.
This program will discuss the Foundation for Genocide Education's successful processes that have occurred in Quebec, Canada. Lucy will share her experience of convincing Quebec's government to implement genocide education into the province's schools, and the Foundation's pedagogical resources and teacher training manuals.