The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism
Join author and journalist Eli Saslow, Facing History and Ourselves and Share My Lesson for a session on how and why does antisemitism persist in communities today.
Available On Demand
Available For PD Credit
What can we do as educators to confront hatred in our schools and communities? During this interactive live webinar, we’ll explore Facing History’s new lessons that consider the role antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism. The lessons provide strategies and resources for discussing controversial issues with students that are especially urgent at this historical moment.
In this webinar, we will:
- Explore the lessons, The Persistence of Hate: What the 2017 Unite the Right Rally Revealed about Contemporary Antisemitism, which investigates the August 2017 events in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism
- Discuss the community responses to these events and learn classroom strategies that can help students choose to participate in strengthening their communities when faced with violations based on hatred or bigotry
- Examine American antisemitism in a historical context by exploring key primary sources from the twentieth century
We are fortunate to be joined in this conversation by Eli Saslow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist. Saslow's book details how a small community of college students helped change the heart and mind of the heir apparent to America's white nationalist movement. Saslow will share his insights about how white-supremacist ideas migrated from the far-right fringe to the streets of Charlottesville and beyond, in order to help us understand this polarized American moment and to better understand one another.
Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.
Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.