South Seneca’s Distant Learning students will present a human rights forum on Education For All Children and War Affected Children at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 19, at South Seneca Central School Auditorium. Invited guest Eva Olsson will tell her story of her experiences at the Nazi extermination camp in Auschwitz during World War II.
An admission fee of $5 will go to the Adopt- A-Landmine program.
Olsson is a well-known international peace advocate. She was invited to speak in December 2003 at a United Nations Conference on War Affected Children. Ten of South Seneca’s students traveled to attend this conference and were greatly impacted by her speech. Olsson’s mission in life is to promote tolerance and respect for all human beings. Her story sends the message for all to have the courage to not give up, even when things are the worst. She hopes to inspire others to help create a better world.
At this forum, the audience will learn more about the South Seneca student’s efforts to dismantle a landmine, their visit to the United Nations in New York City, and their interactions with 600 students from around the world. Olsson’s book, titled “Unlocking Doors,” and her CD, Stronger Than Fire, will be available for sale at the event.
For further information please contact Gertrude Shaffer or Nancy Jones at the South Seneca Middle School, (607) 869-9636 ext. 1159.