Vivienne Ziner

Vivienne Grace Ziner inherited her fierce commitment to human rights, advocacy and activism from her mother, Rose Ziner z’l’ whose legacy lives on in Hungary and Canada.

Vivienne organized her first Hunger Fast for the United Church on behalf of Biafrans suffering starvation- when she was fifteen years old. At eighteen, she helped organize at strike of actors on behalf of Indigenous peoples in Alberta.

At twenty-two, she was known throughout the Caribbean for her work on behalf of various communities there. Since then, she has worked on behalf of many diverse communities: Vietnam, India, Yezidi, Kurds, Ughyurs, to name just a few. She writes, lectures, teaches and trouble shoots. As a child of Holocaust survivors, she knows and understands Jew hatred all too well.

Vivienne is a proud and committed Zionist. She is also descended from the Maharal of Prague and has Kabbalist blood in her veins. She is a great friend- and a terrible enemy.

Community Outreach and Political Advocacy