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Addressing Antisemitism through Education: iWitness Website Launch

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Calendar   Workshops
Location YouTube
Date Tue, Dec 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Duration   1h

To mark the launch of a new IWitness webpage on addressing antisemitism through education, UNESCO and the USC Shoah Foundation are organizing an online panel discussion on "How to Prevent Antisemitism: The Role of Educators and Education”.

Watch the event live on YouTube.

Education is essential to address antisemitism and other forms of prejudice. For education to fulfill its role in combating antisemitism and other forms of intolerance and discrimination, schools and teachers require specific support, guidance and training on raising young people’s awareness of the nature of antisemitism and its effect, in building their resilience to prejudice and the toxic ideologies that drive discrimination and hatred.

To address this need, a new USC Shoah Foundation iWitness site offers educational resources, witness testimonies and practical tools to build resilience to antisemitism and learn about its contemporary manifestations, origins, evolution and history, including the history of the Holocaust.

The panel discussion is moderated by Kori Street, Andrew J., and Erna Finci Viterbi, Interim Executive Director Chair at the Institute for Visual History and Education at the University of Southern California - USC Shoah Foundation, with contributions from:

· Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director General of UNESCO for Education

· Kateryna Ryabiko, First Deputy Director, OSCE/ODIHR

· Rabbi Andrew Baker, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Anti-Semitism, and Director of International Jewish Affairs at the American Jewish Committee

· Hon. Irwin Cotler, Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Fighting Antisemitism, Canada

· Melissa Mott, Director of Echoes and Reflections, Anti-Defamation League

· Felisa Tibbitts, UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Higher Education

· Esra Özyürek, Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values, University of Cambridge

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