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

MONTREAL, April 26, 2007 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 École 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:École 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, École 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.

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Contacts:

Sabrina Bercovitch, Canadian Jewish Congress, Quebec Region,
(514) 345-6411 # 3170 or (514) 512-9056

Ronald Monet, BMO Financial Group, (514) 877-1873 or (514) 594-2501