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IWitness Video Challenge Webinar for Educators on Jan. 15

Educators who are planning to assign the IWitness Video Challenge to their students this year are invited to attend a free webinar on Thurs., Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. PST. The webinar will provide instructions and helpful tips for implementing the assignment and submitting students’ entries to the contest.

To RSVP for the webinar and receive login information, email

The second annual IWitness Video Challenge follows last year's highly successful inaugural challenge. Many students were inspired by testimony to produce positive values in their communities – they fed the hungry, worked to bring an end to violence in their schools, and fought social injustice.

IWitness invites teachers (US & Canada) and their secondary students to participate in the Challenge. Students learn from first-person views of history and they produce a 1-4 min. video essay to link their own voices to those in the archive. The Challenge is inspired by the legacy of Oskar Schindler, who exemplified how one person can make a difference.  We invite you to help your students continue to act on this legacy.

The submissions deadline is May 8, 2015. Click here for more information.