HMTC presents ‘The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary American Anti-Semitism’

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The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) and Facing History and Ourselves present “The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary American Anti-Semitism,” a professional development workshop for educators, on Monday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at HMTC, Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Rd. in Glen Cove.

How and why does anti-Semitism persist in communities today? What can we do as educators to confront hatred in our schools and communities? Facing history’s new lessons explore the role that anti-Semitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary anti-Semitism. The lessons provide strategies and resources for discussing controversial issues with students that are especially urgent at this historical moment.

In this workshop, participants will explore the lesson series, “The Persistence of Hate: What the 2017 Unite the Right Rally Revealed about Contemporary Anti-Semitism,” which investigates the Aug. 2017 events in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary anti-Semitism, examine American anti-Semitism in a historical context by exploring primary sources from the 20th century, and discuss the community responses to these events and how students can choose to participate in strengthening their communities when faced with violations based on hatred or bigotry.

The workshop fee of $25 includes breakfast, lunch, and supplies for the workshop. RSVP to facinghistory.org/newyork/events. Please contact HMTC’s Director of Education, Helen Turner at helenturner@hmtcli.org or (516) 571-8040 for more information.

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