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Thursday, January 5, 2017
Learn about the 10 educational resources that USC Shoah Foundation will debut for the first 10 days of its "100 Days to Inspire Respect" program, launching January 20.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation’s latest quarterly stats update shows remarkable gains in its testimony access and academic and educational outreach over the past year.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation’s soon-to-launch IWitness initiative, called “100 Days to Inspire Respect,” provides teachers of civics, history, English and other subjects with 100 thought-provoking resources that tackle hate, racism, intolerance, xenophobia and more.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Coinciding with Inauguration Day, USC Shoah Foundation debuts an initiative developed to quell some of the divides and intolerance exacerbated by the election. The 100 Days to Inspire Respect campaign starts today, its first week focusing on hate, and the power of storytelling and testimony in stopping it.
Friday, February 3, 2017
The third week of “100 Days to Inspire Respect” will continue the themes of February’s Black History Month to focus on the importance of defending civil rights and human rights in the United States and around the world.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Educators in the Detroit area and Glendale, Calif., attended professional development workshops on IWitness in the first months of 2017 in order to learn more about how to incorporate testimony into their teaching.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The annual conference brings together experts in the field to discuss new research and advances in oral history and its use in a variety of contexts.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Educators have a new slate of webinars to choose from in 2017 to enhance their knowledge and skills for using Echoes and Reflections and IWitness in the classroom.
Monday, April 10, 2017
This seminar was a part of the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies’ "Protecting Memory" project.
Monday, April 17, 2017
All of USC Shoah Foundation’s educational resources about the Armenian Genocide can now be found in a new one-stop shop on the IWitness website that launched today, one week before the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Monday, May 1, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation has partnered with Journeys in Film to provide, on its educational website IWitness, 11 clips of testimony from the Visual History Archive relevant to the documentary film Defiant Requiem, along with Journeys in Film’s Defiant Requiem curriculum guide.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation has partnered with The Memory Project Productions to debut a new IWitness activity and incorporate testimony into the organization’s curriculum.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
A set of new activities on the IWitness activities page are all in Hungarian, part of the Institute’s efforts to globalize the education of students and their teachers about hatred and intolerance using USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Each webinar focuses on a specific aspect of teaching using genocide survivor and witness testimonies from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Six distinguished University of Southern California faculty participated in a series of videos released during USC Shoah Foundation’s 100 Days to Inspire Respect program in which they watch clips of testimony and offer their thoughts on the clip’s themes and message.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Marthe Twizeyimana and Philippe Samvura both completed IWitness training workshops in the past and are now two of nine total “IWitness ambassadors” in Rwanda, dedicated to introducing other educators to IWitness.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
IWitness will be one of several educational resources demonstrated to teachers at the Eva and Eugene Schlesinger Teacher Training Endowed Workshop July 10-14, 2017, at California State University Long Beach.
Friday, June 23, 2017
While students across America enjoy their summer vacation, the education department at USC Shoah Foundation is busily making major new features to its award-winning IWitness educational website for educators and their students that will be ready by the time school resumes in the fall.
Friday, June 30, 2017
In this series, we take a closer look at the new features and resources coming to IWitness in time for the 2017-2018 school year.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
IWitness launched a new portal, Student Leaders, in June, dedicated to providing student leaders with testimony-based resources to help foster inclusivity and acceptance on college campuses.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
​IWitness was a featured component of three training sessions hosted by the Holocaust Educators Network (HEN) this month.
Friday, July 28, 2017
IWitness is enhancing its cloud-based video-editing service starting Aug. 1.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Testimonies from the Visual History Archive’s newest collection have been added to IWitness in time for the upcoming school year along with a Mini Quest multimedia activity.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Much of the content is geared toward addressing some of the many conflicts that came to light during and in the wake of the neo-Nazi, white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 15, 2017, such as the importance of speaking out against hate, promoting tolerance and acceptance, and embracing diversity.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Longtime Visual History Archive user Professor Therkel Straede took his use of testimony one step further last semester by giving his students an assignment to construct their own videos in IWitness, with inspiring results.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Continuing its partnership with USC Shoah Foundation, The Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) education staff have authored an IWitness activity introducing students to the challenges faced by Holocaust refugees, titled “Walter Loebenburg: Refugee Experiences During the Holocaust.”
Friday, September 8, 2017
Over a dozen new multimedia activities in a variety of languages have been published on IWitness in time for the new school year.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
“Pastrami, Tacos, Burgers: Continuity and Change in Boyle Heights” is now published on IWitness, incorporating Holocaust survivor testimony clips into a guided walk through the historic immigrant community of Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.
Friday, September 22, 2017
IWitness has implemented the first phase of its expansion of the IWitness website's search capabilities.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
The Ways to Inspire Respect Professional Development series launching today will engage with real-world issues that teachers face in classrooms, such as cultural conflict, lack of dialogue or inappropriate dialogue, and confusion around issues of identity that can quickly escalate in schools and distract from curricular goals.

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