Our Stan Greenspon Center Report Card

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Our “report card” 

celebrating the successes of our first two academic years!


Holocaust and Human Rights Education

  • 20 teacher workshops touching 500 teachers
  • Half day and full day educational programs in 10 public and private schools touching 5,000 students
  • Offered lectures and cultural events including Anniversary Celebration with international renowned scholar Father Patrick Desbois with 400 in attendance, and a play for a community Yom Hashoah commemoration
  • Designed educators guide for 2016 feature film, Big Sonia, which focused on Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski


 Social Justice and Advocacy

  • Offered an 8 week fall 2017 racial justice advocacy program for 200 participants and an 8 week fall 2016 refugee advocacy program with 150 participants from the community
  • Embarked on extensive advocacy in affordable housing, immigrant justice, and racial justice with significant successes from expanding the deferred prosecution program to working to end 287g and solitary confinement to expanding our city’s work in affordable housing
  • Engaged in collaborative community programs organizing an Inaugural Arts and Advocacy Conference on Immigration


 Jewish Studies

The Queens University Jewish Studies Program has offered credit courses, a community course, and a mini-course to dozens of students

  • Courses for credit – Basic Biblical Studies; Nazi Germany; Diversity and Identity in The Bible: Who’s In – Who’s Out; Holocaust in Film and Literature – Human Rights and Social Responsibility; Secret Identities – Diversity and Popular Culture; Judaism, Film & Literature
  • Community course – The Bible: Who’s In, Who’s Out
  • Mini-course – The Art of Ethical Speech


Jewish Life and Multicultural Connections

  • 25 students on campus engaged with Hillel
  • Shabbat and Jewish Holidays celebrated on campus from the High Holidays to Sukkot to Chanukah to a Passover Seder
  • Regular Shabbat sushi lunches, biweekly breakfasts with a touch of Torah, and participation in Queens interfaith programming


SAVE THE DATE and be our guest for our Second Anniversary Celebration

with an original staged play chronicling the experiences of

Holocaust survivor Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz

and a kickoff of our second generation Holocaust education project:

Thursday, December 13th at 7 pm, Belk Chapel, Queens University of Charlotte

Free to the public, but reservations suggested. RSVP at goldmant@queens.edu

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