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Teens Speak Up Against Injustice: The Story Behind “The Assignment”
October 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Inspired by true events, author Liza Wiemer shares the unforgettable journey of two students who speak up against an assignment asking them to pretend they’re Nazis and argue in favor of Hitler’s Final Solution—the systematic genocide of Europe’s eleven million Jews. Get behind-the-scenes details and hear how students were forced to make hard decisions and confront situations that might alienate them from their peers. This is a powerful story of courage, compassion, tolerance, and respect. Most importantly, this is a story about what it takes to be upstanders in the face of injustice and how making difficult choices can lead ordinary teens to amaze and inspire.
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