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Sunday, March 6 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Our Choice of Hate and Intolerance – Us vs Us

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“Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater”. George Washington Carver

I was almost destroyed. I was lost. I was angry. I was filled with hate and intolerance in my life. There was so much I didn’t understand and couldn’t know at the time. But along this path I was able to develop through introspection, by meeting some extraordinary modern “enemies” and in the process the hate and the intolerance I held for too long began to come down. And just as the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, so too did my own walls. East Berlin holds a special place for me ever since my momentous visit there in 1983 – the genesis of my story. Who knew, that personal liberation would have remarkable life changing consequences – including an unfathomable and unforeseen end to a bitter 42-year estrangement from my father.

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Stuart Lewis

Author of Us versus Us, An Intimate Journey of Letters and WallsStuart Lewis is a businessman living in Toronto. Born into a secular Jewish home, he grew up in a predominantly Jewish Toronto neighbourhood surrounded by families of Holocaust survivors. Despite the comfortable middle-class... Read More →

Sunday March 6, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST