Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte Hosting Teen Discussion on Speaking Out

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At a time when Holocaust education is debated across the country – most notably the recent controversy surrounding a Tennessee school board’s decision to ban the graphic novel “Maus” – the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte is hosting author Liza Wiemer for a discussion with Jewish teens and their parents about standing up against injustice and hate.

Wiemer is the author of “The Assignment,” a novel based on a real-life incident where two students took a stand against an English teacher’s assignment to imagine being a Nazi and to argue for or against the Final Solution.

“Alienation, bullying, and feeling different are strong barriers to speaking up against injustice and hate, especially when peer pressure is strong to remain silent” said Federation Chief Impact Officer Tair Giudice. “This presentation will empower Jewish teens with the tools to find the courage to speak up against intolerance and antisemitism.”

Wiemer’s presentation is part of the Federation’s inaugural Jewish Book Festival, celebrating Jewish authors, books, and ideas. As a part of the Festival, Wiemer will also be visiting the Community School of Davidson, Davidson K-8, Oakwood Middle School, and Harper Middle College to speak with students about the impact of antisemitism and how to be an ally and upstander.

 

WHEN:            Wednesday, March 23, 2022

                       7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

WHERE:           Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts

                        Shalom Park

                        5007 Providence Road, Suite 101

                        Charlotte, NC 28226

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