Kathy Rowan, 704.338.7219 or [email protected]

Sarah Mabus, 704.347.3844 or [email protected]

Marcia Merrill, 704.364.0084 or [email protected]



The Echo Foundation to Host Humanity’s Day at Myers Park High School on Thurs., Feb. 8, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.



What:        The Echo Foundation will host Humanity’s Day at Myers Park High School on Thurs., Feb. 8,

to prepare some 1,000 students who will participate in the 2007 Voices Against Indifference

Student Dialogue with Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel on March 27.  Humanity’s Day is an

interactive educational forum that will feature presentations, dialogue and small-group

discussions.  Activities designed by and for students will teach about the critical issues of peace,

human dignity, intervention, justice and understanding.  Students have been preparing for

Humanity’s Day and the Student Dialogue by studying an extensive curriculum guide that

examines the life and work of Elie Wiesel and his role as a humanitarian.


Who:      Students and teachers from the following 25 Charlotte-area and regional high schools are

registered to attend Humanity’s Day: Butler, Charlotte Catholic, Charlotte Country Day, Charlotte

Latin, East Mecklenburg, Garinger, Gray Stone Day, Harding University, Hopewell,

Independence, Myers Park, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, North

Mecklenburg, Northwest School of the Arts, Olympic, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology,

Providence, Providence Day, South Charlotte Middle School, South Mecklenburg, Smith

Academy of International Languages, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, Vance, West

Charlotte and West Mecklenburg.


When:    Thurs., Feb. 8, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. (students register at 1 p.m.; program begins at 1:30)


Where:    Myers Park High School Auditorium, 2400 Colony Road, Charlotte, 980.343.5800


Why:       The Echo Foundation works to educate students prior to their dialogue with Elie Wiesel on March

  1. As the culmination of their year-long, in-depth studies of his work and life, participating

students will engage in a two-hour dialogue with Professor Wiesel to explore how one person can

have a positive impact on humankind.


For the

Media:   CMS requests that all visitors check in with the front office.  If you plan to cover this event, please                contact Marcia Merrill, [email protected] or Kathy Rowan,                                  [email protected] to ensure your name is on the visitor list.


Note:      For information about The Echo Foundation, please call 704.347.3844 or visit