2019 Dr. Philip Weiss Award Honouring Dr. Arthur V. Mauro

When:
April 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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2019-04-23T18:15:00-05:00
Where:
Buhler Hall, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg
MB
Cost:
Individual tickets $150 // Table Sponsorships (seating of 8) $1200 // Gold & Silver Sponsorships $2400 & $1800 respectively
Contact:
Jason Brennan
(204) 474-7273
2019 Dr. Philip Weiss Award – Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights Dinner and Presentation Honouring Dr. Arthur V. Mauro

This 7th Annual presentation of the Dr. Philip Weiss Award – Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights honours Dr. Arthur V. Mauro at a dinner hosted at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Patrons are invited to attend the dinner and/or make a donation in recognition of the legacy of Dr. Philip Weiss, in honouring Dr. Arthur Mauro, and in support of the Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival, an outreach program of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice at St. Paul’s College.

In honouring Dr. Arthur Mauro, we are recognizing his clarity of vision and his ability to share that story of the future in the creation of the Mauro Centre, the Peace and Conflict Studies Graduate Programs, and the Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival, among other outreach programs in the pursuit of peace and justice.

“It is my dream that the Centre for Peace and Justice be a model that others will follow. That the teachings of respect for diversity and of rational discourse and human interaction that exists at the University would be sustained. That the intellectual tradition of the Jesuits to infuse knowledge with the pursuit of social justice would prevail at St. Paul’s College. And that in years to come we can with pride claim some small contribution to creating a better world.” —Dr. Arthur V. Mauro (2003)

Biography of Dr. Arthur V. Mauro
Read Dr. Arthur V. Mauro’s address to the 35th Annual Jewish Foundation Luncheon

2019 Dr. Philip Weiss Award – Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights Dinner and Presentation Honouring Dr. Arthur V. Mauro
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm reception | 7:15 pm dinner
Buhler Hall, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Tickets: $150 / Table Sponsorships (seating of 8): $1,200
GOLD / SILVER Sponsorships: $2,400 / $1,800

For additional ticket and event information, please contact: Jason Brennan, (204) 474-7273, Jason.Brennan@umanitoba.ca

About Dr. Philip Weiss

Dr. Philip Weiss (1922–2008) was an untiring human rights educator and author of Humanity in Doubt (2006). Over two decades, he shared his compelling personal story as a survivor of the Holocaust to tens of thousands of young people. He organized free screenings of the film Schindler’s List for thousands of students, and earned a special citation from the film’s director, Stephen Spielberg. He provided financial support to students participating in the Asper Foundation Holocaust and Human Rights Program, which sends school students to the Holocaust Museum in Washington. He received numerous awards for his contributions to cross-cultural awareness and tolerance. In 2003, he received an honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Winnipeg.

“Humaneness must be the true measure of progress if we are to avoid the tragedies of our past generations. Future societies will demand not only brilliant lawmakers, but creative thinkers and teachers to shape their destiny. Future societies shall achieve peace and order, not through violence, hate, and coercion, but through abolishment of every kind of slavery—whether it be political, economic, or spiritual—through intelligence and respect.” —Dr. Philip Weiss, Address to Graduands (2003)

The Annual Dr. Philip Weiss Award – Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights Dinner and Presentation is a presentation of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College. The Dr. Philip Weiss Award acknowledges the courage of a witness to genocide and/or other conflict trauma in telling their story in furtherance of peace, justice, reconciliation, and healing. The award recognizes the importance of storytelling in the pursuit of peace and human rights.