Join us as Robert Meeropol* visits Toronto for the only Canadian stop during a series of 20 events in 20 cities in 20 months, reflecting on 20 years of the Rosenberg Fund for Children's work helping the children of targeted activists. Robert will also outline the dramatic new developments that have recently come to light in his parents' case. The Rosenberg Fund for Children is a U.S.-based public foundation that provides the shelter of a supportive community for children whose parents are working for social justice, and -- as a direct result -- have lost their livelihood, their liberty, their physical or emotional well-being, or even their lives in the course of that work.
The RFC has awarded millions of dollars to benefit hundreds of children whose parents have been targeted because of their involvement in progressive movements, including: the struggles to wage peace; preserve civil liberties; safeguard the environment; and organize on behalf of workers, prisoners and others whose human rights are under threat. Following the presentation, Robert Meeropol will answer questions and sign copies of his memoir, An Execution in the Family.
*Robert was orphaned at age six when his parents, Ethel & Julius Rosenberg, were executed at the height of the McCarthy Era. The RFC makes grants to help children whose parents are targeted, progressive activists.
Suggested donation: $15.00 at the door. Net proceeds will be donated to the Rosenberg Fund for Children.
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