The new film First to Stand follows Irwin Cotler, former Canadian Minister of Justice and the current Canadian Ambassador to Combat Antisemitism, along with his team of activists at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre as they take on the cases and causes of political prisoners and human rights activists against the world’s most repressive regimes. Cotler began fighting for freedom and justice in law school with the landmark case of Russian refusnik Natan Sharansky, and continues to fight for human rights causes today. The film will be followed by a talk with Cotler and Bill Browder, British-American financier who created and championed the Magnitsky Sanctions, the most effective tool to hold individual human rights abusers accountable. They will be in conversation with Rick Salomon, a co-founder of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

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Date: October 31

Time: 6:00 pm

Cost: $10

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