Illinois Holocaust Museum To Host State Legislators To Discuss Importance Of Holocaust And Genocide Education

Illinois Holocaust Museum To Host State Legislators To Discuss Importance Of Holocaust And Genocide Education

Monday, October 19, 5:30 p.m.

SKOKIE –[Wednesday, October 14, 2015]—Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will welcome state legislators on Monday, October 19 to address the importance of Holocaust and genocide education for Illinois students and educators. The event is co-hosted by Senators Daniel Biss and Christine Radogno, and Representatives Laura Fine and Jim Durkin.

Education is the cornerstone of Illinois Holocaust Museum’s mission as it engages over 150,000 students, educators, and public visitors annually. During the October 19 event, Illinois state legislators will tour the Museum with Holocaust Survivors, and hear from Museum leadership regarding the important resources that the Museum provides for their districts, including field trips, teaching trunks, speakers, student leadership programs, and educator professional development.

“We are committed to ensuring that school children, adults and visitors state-wide, understand the dangers of hatred, prejudice and indifference,” said Museum CEO Susan Abrams. “Our work will never be finished. We are thrilled that our legislators are taking an active leadership role in promoting tolerance and genocide awareness in their communities.”

The host committee includes: Senators Jacqueline Collins, Julie Morrison, and Ira Silverstein as well as representatives include Kelly Cassidy, Scott Drury, Jack Franks, Sara Feigenholtz, Robyn Gabel, Will Guzzardi, Lou Lang, and Elaine Nekritz.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center uses the history and lessons of the Holocaust to honor the memories of those who were lost and to teach universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and by presenting educational programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide. The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Learn more at www.illinoisholocaustmuseum.org

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