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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Combatting Hate by Teaching the Holocaust and Other Hard Histories

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Mon, May 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Duration   1h

Join the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Holocaust Museum Houston for an online panel discussion that explores the power of personal narrative and personal identity as a tool for teaching and understanding history. This discussion will be anchored by the new documentary Undeniable: The Truth to Remember — and it will feature local Holocaust survivor Ruth Steinfeld and Houston high school teacher Laporche Abram, who are at the center of the film. Along with an educator-leader from Facing History and Ourselves, we’ll examine the ways in which teaching and learning history can help combat intolerance, hate, and bigotry.

You are invited to watch Undeniable: The Truth to Remember in advance of this discussion. The documentary features five Holocaust survivors who share their remarkable stories with a diverse group of students from a Texas high school. The personal remembrances of these survivors, along with the dedicated work of their history teacher — grounded in the principles of being an upstander — lead these Texas teenagers on a journey of learning and discovery.

Guest Speakers
Laporche Abram, Social Studies teacher, Hastings High School, Houston, Texas
Daniel Braunfeld, Associate Program Director, Special Projects, Facing History and Ourselves
Ruth Steinfeld, Holocaust survivor and educator with the Holocaust Museum Houston, French Legion of Honor awardee

Eric Shed
, Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

A recording of this live webinar will be sent to every individual that RSVPs. RSVP here.

The Askwith Education Forum brings leading voices from across the field of education (and beyond) to the Harvard Graduate School of Education for rich and spirited conversations about issues affecting schools, universities, families, and communities.

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