Tolerance Week activities are wrapping up in Sioux City. Thursday night at 6pm the movie "Bully" will be screened at the Sioux City Art Center with a panel discussion to follow.
Wednesday night at the Orpheum Theatre, Jerry and Kathy Weiner were presented with an International Communitas Award for Tolerance Week by Governor Terry Branstad.
Communitas is a Latin word for people helping people for the benefit of their community.
The first Tolerance Week Courage Awards were also presented with the Courage to Enlighten Award presented to Philip Gans for continuing to travel to Siouxland every year to speak to thousands of area students about his Auschwitz camp experiences.
Other awards went to Dunlap teacher Linda McQueen, Fiona Valentine of Western Iowa Tech and Christine McAvoy, who was awarded the first Tolerance Week Courage to Advocate Award for helping to find emergency housing for an African family of ten.
8th grade art and essay student awards were also presented.