Dr. Philip Weiss Award - Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights

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 (seating of 8): $1,200
GOLD / SILVER Sponsorships: $2,400 / $1,800

The dinner menu has been created being mindful of Passover traditions. Please contact the Mauro Centre at 204-474-7273 (Jason Brennan) to indicate menu preferences and/or any allergies or other needs. Note that the wines being served are Kosher wines.
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Tickets and donations in support of the Dr. Philip Weiss Dinner and the Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival can made via CanadaHelps. The Mauro Centre at St. Paul's College uses CanadaHelps as our secure and affordable online event ticketing platform.

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation in support of Peace and Conflict Studies Graduate Students to be able attend the dinner. All proceeds of the dinner support the Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival.

Purchase Tickets or make a Donation via CanadaHelps.orgPurchase Tickets and/or make a Donation via CanadaHelps.org.

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

Award Recipient and Guest Speaker Dr. Arthur V. Mauro

Dr. Arthur V. MauroThis 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

 

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.


 

 Dr. Philip Weiss Dinner Menu – Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The menu has been created being mindful of Passover traditions. Please contact the Mauro Centre at 204-474-7273 (Jason Brennan) to indicate menu preferences and/or any allergies or other needs. Note that the wines being served are Kosher wines.

Appetizers
New York strip skewer with horseradish creme (GF) Caprese skewer with cherry tomatoes, basil and mozzarella with balsamic drizzle (V)(GF) Lemon poached prawns with spicy cocktail sauce (GF) Roasted Loveday mushroom caps stuffed with herbed cream cheese (V)(GF)

Salad
A blend of field greens with cucumber, carrots and tomato in a red wine vinaigrette (VE)(GF)

Main
Mushroom stuffed chicken breast with a red wine sauce (GF)(DF)

Vegetarian Options
Option 1: Eggplant Rollitini: grilled eggplant stuffed with white bean puree, herbs and tofu topped with tomato sauce (VE)(GF)
Option 2: Eggplant Ratatouille: Eggplant, zucchini, onions, tomato and garlic in a tomato sauce (VE)(GF)
(note: Option 2 avoids the use of beans –call 204-474-7273 to confirm your preference for Option 2)

Main sides
Slow roasted creamer potatoes tossed in fresh herbs (VE)(GF)
Chef's choice of seasonal vegetables

Dessert
CHOCOLATE EPIPHANY
Decadent flourless Callebaut chocolate cake with Chantilly

Menu Legend
GF - Gluten Free (no wheat)
V – Vegetarian
VE – Vegan
DF – Dairy Free

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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
Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Tickets: $150 or Table of 8: $1,200
GOLD Dinner Sponsorship: $2,400
SILVER Dinner Sponsorship: $1,800

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.

Purchase Tickets or make a Donation via CanadaHelps.orgPurchase Tickets and/or make a Donation via CanadaHelps.org.

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