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Allan Levine & Peter C. Newman -- Book Launch

Tuesday Sep 23 2014 8:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant
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Launch of Miracle at the Forks: The Museum that Dares Make a Difference (Figure 1 Publishing) featuring Gail Asper and Moe Levy.

On July 18, 2000, Israel ďIzzyĒ Asper, the renowned Canadian businessman and philanthropist, first discussed his idea of building a human rights centre in Winnipeg. He wanted to educate visitors about human rights issues and make the world a more humane place. Miracle at the Forks recounts the 14-year ordeal of making Izzy Asperís dream a reality, an objective made all the more difficult by his death six months after the public unveiling of museumís plans. It is a story of passion and sheer will, about Moe Levyís determination to see Asperís grand idea come true, of Gail Asperís fortitude and unflagging drive to make sure her fatherís most cherished project became real, and of the countless others who lobbied, donated money, volunteered time, and fought to make the museum happen.

Acclaimed writers Peter C. Newman and Allan Levine also tell the story of the international competition to find an architect to design the building, and of Antoine Predock, one of the finest architects in the world who dared build an audacious museum.