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The Holocaust to Syria: Stories of Real Lives in the 20th Century

February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

The Canadian International Council (CIC) Nipissing District Branch is pleased to present a talk  by Ms. Mélanie Loisel
entitled:   The Holocaust to Syria, Stories of Real Lives in the 20th Century”.

on        Thursday, February 15, 2018
at         7:00-9:00pm
at         Nipissing University, Room F210

Author and community engagement specialist at the National Energy Board, Ms. Mélanie Loisel, will discuss her recent book “Holocaust to Syria, 62 Key Actors Tell their Story on How they Lived the 20th Century. She will share her audacious idea to travel the world in order to report on some of the major twentieth century actors that witnessed conflicts and historical upheavals. Mélanie’s journey is rich of historical lessons in the aim to build a peaceful world.

Her talk will focus on her interviews with:

1939 – World War II – Chil Elberg, Holocaust Survivor
1945 – Hiroshima Bomb – Setsuko Thurlow, Japan-Canadian Survivor and Nobel Prize
1963 – African-American civil rights movement – Clarence Jones, Lawyer and speechwriter of Martin Luther King
1967- Israel-Palestinian Conflict – Bassam Abu Sharif, Adviser of Yasser Arafat and ex-terrorist
1972 – Vietnam War à – Kim Phuc, Survivor and Napalm Girl
1973 – Military Dictatorship of Chile – Ricard Lagos, Former President of Chile and opponent of Pinochet
1979 – Abolhassan Bani Sadr, Iranian Revolution – Former President of Iran in exile
1991 – Dissolution of the Soviet Union – Andreï Gratchev, Adviser of Mikhail Gorbatchev
2011- Arab Spring – Beji Caïd Essebsi, President of Tunisia


This event is FREE and open to the general public but seating is limited.
Please register for this event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-holocaust-to-syria-stories-of-real-lives-in-the-20th-century-tickets-42930027869.

For additional information about the event or the CIC contact:
Karen Strang, Branch President at 705-498-9236 or nipissing@thecic.org.

Speaker Biography
Ms. Mélanie Loisel was born in Fermont, Northern Québec, close to Labrador border. Over the past 12 years, Mélanie worked in the media industry. As a journalist, she traveled across Canada and around the world to produce reports on the human condition in various media, such as Radio-Canada, Le Devoir, and Les Affaires. Ms. Loisel holds an MA in international politics and a BA in journalism. Melanie maintains that behind every picture, every policy and every statistic, there are human beings with a story that should be known. In addition to her current book that the CIC talk focuses on, Mélanie also published, “Ma vie en partage” an interview with Martin Gray, a holocaust survivor in 2014. And in 2017, she released “Ma réserve dans ma chair, the story of Marly Fontaine”, a young aboriginal woman.


February 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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