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Legacy Symposium for Young Professionals

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Oakham House

55 Gould Street

Toronto, ON M5B 1E9

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Legacy Symposium for Young Professionals

The eighth annual symposium features engaging workshops that invite participants in their 20s and 30s to explore different pivotal moments that have shaped this generation’s understanding of the Holocaust. Sessions will address the topic by presenting innovative research, thought-provoking discussions, survivor engagement and new media. Presenters include HEW 2017 Scholar–in–Residence Professor Jeffrey Shandler, Dr. Roman Töppel, Matthew Shoychet, director of the documentary The Last Nazi Trials (2018), Lakehead University’s Professor Valerie Hébert and more special guests.

In honour of Canada 150, this year’s Legacy Symposium keynote presentation A Place to Call Home: The Newcomer Experience in Canada will explore the experiences of individuals who fled war-torn countries to find refuge in Toronto. Panelists include a Holocaust survivor, a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide and a recently-arrived Syrian refugee. They will discuss their immigration and integration into Canadian society sharing challenges, successes and achievements. Through these themes, the audience will gain a more fulsome understanding of how Canada has transformed since the late 1940s into the diverse multicultural country it is today. Now, more than ever, it is important to hear these messages of hope and positivity as their stories compel us to reflect on our roles as active Canadian citizens.

A symposium for people in their 20s and 30s. The program is free of charge. Light lunch will be served; Kashruth observed.

REGISTRATION: 10:30AM

PROGRAM BEGINS: 11:00AM

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