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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Timmins Human Rights Wall of Fame officially unveiled inside the Timmins Public Library
Timmins Human Rights Wall of Fame was officially unveiled inside the TimminsPublic Library lobby on Tuesday, just in time to kick-off the search for the 2017 inductees.
The wall is set up underneath the staircase inside the library lobby and features bold lettering in both French and English, the pictures of the three individuals who have been inducted onto the Wall of Fame in the past two years, and several hand-drawn posters from local students calling for an end to racism.
Tom Baby from the Timmins Multicultural Centre conducted the unveiling of the wall on Wednesday with current inductees standing behind him.
“We were here three years ago to announce this project. We envisioned a wall of fame to be placed in here somewhere, now we finally have it up and ready to go,” he said.
The unveiling also coincided with the multicultural centre's launch of the third annual Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination campaign.