This year is off to a great start and it’s only February! During the last month, The Greenspon Center took Holocaust education programs into four schools, hosted the international viewing of “Who Will Write Our History?”, and partnered with Providence Day School in planning their Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Interfaith Justice.
What lies ahead?
The Greenspon Center is proud to announce that we are bringing the internationally renowned Yahad-In-Unum Holocaust by Bullets teacher training program to Charlotte on March 4th & 5th.
This program is funded by generous donations from Larry Schwartz and Novant Health. It is open to all CMS middle and high school teachers.
In March we will partner with Pamela McCarter from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library as she works with incarcerated teens. Together we will read and explore the graphic text Maus. A second generation Holocaust survivor will come with us to speak with the youth. This opportunity will hopefully lead to more shared programs in the future.
On April 16th & 17th, we will host Centropa as their delegation visits the Carolinas.
This Jewish historical institute specializes in using 20th century photos and stories of Jewish families to create meaningful educational experiences. The group will be in Charlotte for two days. We are planning several events for educators from public, charter, private, and parochial middle and high schools in the area.
We will continue to offer the Becoming One Human Family program (BOHF) to any and all middle and high schools throughout North Carolina.
This program combines stories of Jewish resistance and rescue with hands-on student activities and exploration of contemporary issues of justice. Thanks to generous funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, we offer this program free of charge. We will continue to provide schools with individualized resources to meet specialized needs.
If you are interested in receiving more information about how we can work with your school or organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Opportunities for Educators from our partner organizations
June 26-29, 2019: Third Annual Teacher Trip to Washington, DC, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The trip is open to North Carolina middle and high school teachers, and is almost fully funded by the Council and the Foundation. Contact Karen Klaich at email@example.com to apply or get more information. Space is limited. Deadline: April 30, 2019
July 7 – 13, 2019: TOLI Summer Holocaust Seminar “Drawing on History: Interpreting Graphic Tests in Holocaust and Human Rights Education”