Young Muskokans learning about tolerance through the “Tour of Humanity”
An RV loaded with education is teaching Muskoka youth about tolerance. The Tour of Humanity made a stop at a camp in Utterson today, taking campers through a tour of history and stopping at points in time where human rights were violated.
The tour is hosted by the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, which is named for a Holocaust survivor and well-known Nazi hunter. It’s based out of Toronto but travels across Ontario. The RV is like a mini-movie theatre; complete with a screen and enough seating for around 30 people.
FSWC Education Associate, Elena Kingsbury, says the Tour for Humanity addresses human rights by looking at moments in history when those rights were violated.
Kingsbury says they also touch on immigration policies, Japanese internment camps during World War II, and antisemitism in Canada during the war.
She says these are lessons kids can take and apply in their lives as they grow up.
The Tour for Humanity is geared for kids in grade three all the way up to educators and adults. More information is on the Tour for Humanity website: