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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


From Documentation to Social Media: Empowering Students to Analyze (Mis)Information

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Sun, Mar 19, 8:00am - 1:00pm
Duration   5h

We face many challenges in Holocaust education: raising awareness of its lessons, honoring, and memorializing the victims, sustaining the relevancy of this event, and addressing the challenges of those who maintain it never happened.

As educators, we are also responsible to teach our students critical thinking. They must develop information and media literacy and be equipped to identify and expose Holocaust denial and distortion of all kinds. Holocaust denial has become a significant issue. As a further challenge, our students must learn to expose it without restricting freedom of speech.

Join the American Society for Yad Vashem for this opportunity to hear remarks given by Dr. Michael Berenbaum on the urgency to give these challenges immediate attention and address these issues through education represented in museums, memorials, cinema, and historical documentation.

This program will empower educators to safeguard students who might be exposed to manipulation and indoctrination through social media platforms. This program includes a panel presentation, Q&A, and professional development workshops led by experts in the field.

Moderator & Keynote Speaker
Michael Berenbaum, PhD, is the Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust and a Professor of Jewish Studies at the American Jewish University. He is a writer, lecturer, and teacher. He consults internationally on the conceptual development of museums and the development of historical films about the Holocaust. In the past, he has served as a distinguished visiting professor at universities across the nation and beyond.

Felice Cohen, Author of The Last Boy
Steven Fisher, Director and Playwright of The Last Boy
Karen Kruger, Producer and Writer of Letters from Brno

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