What’s new this fall at HHC? 9 programs & events to sign up for now

In the coming months, the Holocaust & Humanity Center is offering a range of in-person events, digital programs, and educator trainings. See what’s new:
 

1. HEAR FROM LOCAL HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

        

Holocaust Speaker Series: Fall & Winter 2021: In this intimate and meaningful experience, speakers present stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The Holocaust Speaker Series is held each Wednesday at 11 a.m. on Zoom. The series is sponsored by Margaret & Michael Valentine in partnership with the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Join us for new speakers and important stories throughout fall and winter.

2. EDUCATORS CAN GAIN HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE WITH CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES.

Why Media Matters: Media Literacy through the Lens of the Rwandan Genocide: Join Dr. J Wahutu Siguru (Media Studies, NYU) for a 90-minute workshop highlighting the importance of proper sources for teaching about genocide in the classroom and how to find them. Participants will have an opportunity to learn from Wahutu through a case study of the Rwandan genocide. Participants will also get hands on experience with classroom activities geared towards high school students.

3. GRAB A DRINK OR DINNER AND SUPPORT OUR MISSION.

Sustainable Suds @ Highgrain Brewing: Join us for a social gathering at Highgrain Brewing Co. in Silverton. A portion of sales will go back to help HHC’s mission and the Cincy Upstander Project. You can also see our new Cincy Upstander Project mural located outside at Highgrain, while chatting with staff about upcoming programs and new offerings.

4. WE’RE READY TO TRAIN EDUCATORS TO INSPIRE NEW UPSTANDERS. 

Make Your Mark Education Workshop: As part of the workshop, educators will join a special upstander-focused tour of the museum. Educators will leave with ideas for incorporating upstander activities into the classroom and ways to inspire students to make their mark in our world today.

5. LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN UPSTANDER THROUGH AN IMMERSIVE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE.

Upstander Museum Tour: Join the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center for a special Upstander Museum Tour at historic Union Terminal. During this 45-minute tour, you will learn about the upstanders who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. You will then enter the Humanity Gallery, exploring the stories of individuals who have activated their character strengths to make a difference and impacting change in our world today.

6. RUN OR WALK LIKE AN UPSTANDER!

Flying Pig Marathon Upstander Running & Walking Team: Join the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s Upstander Running & Walking Team! When you join the Upstander Running & Walking Team, you’ll have the opportunity to raise awareness and funds to support our mission while accomplishing a personal achievement of finishing a race during the Flying Pig Marathon. Here’s how it works.

7. HHC IS HOSTING A SPECIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOCUSED ON VETERAN STORIES.

Veterans Day Education Workshop: In honor of Veterans Day, educators are invited to learn the stories of Elmer Reis and Milt Schloss, two American soldiers from Cincinnati who participated in the liberation of the Ohrdruf concentration camp. Using HHC’s Echoing Voices: History Unpacked resource, educators will work with primary sources and testimony that can be easily integrated into the classroom to help your students gain critical thinking, reading and writing skills. A free tour of the museum is included.

8. Give back. Be an upstander.

Upstander Service Day at Freestore Foodbank: Join the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center for its first-ever Upstander Service Day. HHC will be leading a group volunteer activity at Freestore Foodbank’s Mayerson Distribution Center on November 18, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. After learning about what it means to be an upstander and why HHC features the Freestore Foodbank in its Humanity Gallery, volunteers will help pack and organize food products for those in need. Freestore Foodbank’s mission is to improve lives by eliminating hunger in partnership with our community, and our vision is to create a hunger-free, healthy, and thriving community. Upstander Service Days allow participants to give back to the community through a volunteer service project while meeting people of all ages and learning more about what it means to be an upstander. During the service project, we’ll teach people about being an upstander and how it ties into our mission, while working to put those lessons into action during a volunteer day.

7. JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENING AT JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS.

An Evening with Author Rachael Cerrotti: Join the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center and Joseph-Beth Booksellers for a special evening with author Rachael Cerrotti. Rachael will join us for a discussion about her memoir, We Share the Same Sky. In 2009, Rachael Cerrotti, a college student pursuing a career in photojournalism, asked her grandmother, Hana, if she could record her story. Rachael knew that her grandmother was a Holocaust survivor and the only one in her family alive at the end of the war. Rachael also knew that she survived because of the kindness of strangers. It wasn’t a secret. Hana spoke about her history publicly and regularly. But, Rachael wanted to document it as only a granddaughter could. So, that’s what they did: Hana talked and Rachael wrote. The memoir weaves together the stories of these two women—Hana as a refugee who remains one step ahead of the Nazis at every turn, and Rachael, whose insatiable curiosity to touch the past guides her into the lives of countless strangers, bringing her love and tragic loss. Throughout the course of her twenties, Hana’s history becomes a guidebook for Rachael in how to live a life empowered by grief.

ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal, HHC educates more than 200,000 community members through its educational initiatives, innovative digital and in-person programs, virtual tours and partnerships. For more information, visit www.holocaustandhumanity.org