How can we apply the lessons of the film Schindler's List toward standing up to hatred in our own communities? How do you engage students in conversations around racism, antisemitism and other forms of hatred?
Join AFT President Randi Weingarten, Laura Tavares with Facing History and Ourselves, and the National Council for the Social Studies for a conversation with Steven Spielberg, the Oscar-winning director of Schindler’s List. To commemorate the 25th anniversary and re-release of the film, Mr. Spielberg will discuss the legacy of Schindler’s List, its impact on Holocaust education, and the importance of responding to hatred in our communities today.
During this free webinar, we will also share:
- Reflections from Schindler’s list survivor Rena Finder
- Effective strategies to prepare students to be thoughtful, emotionally engaged viewers of the film
- Lesson ideas to connect this historical moment to contemporary events
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Program Director, Organizational Learning and Thought Leadership
Facing History and Ourselves
Laura Tavares is the Program Director for Organizational Learning and Thought Leadership at Facing History and Ourselves, where she oversees professional development for teachers, mentors and coaches program staff on new scholarship and pedagogy, and develops educational resources. She speaks at conferences and writes about history, current events and education for publications including the New York Times and Social Education. Laura joined the staff in 2005 after several years teaching history and literature at the Spence School in New York City and the Dana Hall School in Wellesley MA. She is also a faculty member at Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero summer institutes. Laura graduated from Wellesley College and received graduate degrees in literature and history from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.