The USC Shoah Foundation Leadership Workshop—Action and Values

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 10:57am

This summer, USC Shoah Foundation education team hosted their annual Leadership Workshop—Action and Values presented by the William P. Lauder Junior Internship Program.

The workshop calls for applicants who are preparing themselves to be in leadership positions in their communities. The focus is to cultivate, through the power of testimony, the confidence and courage to be an upstander. Testimonies, with their powerful universal messages, instill in students the importance of personal stories, values, and agency.

2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge Winners Exemplify the Power of Youth Voices to Overcome Hate

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:33pm

USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education announced the winners of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. The Challenge and the 2020 winners exemplify the power of youth voices to connect communities and the role of social and emotional learning in empowering students to overcome hate.

This Juneteenth, Stronger Than Hate resources on IWitness

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 7:36am

June 19, also known as Juneteenth, commemorates the day in 1865 when slavery ended in America - more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Lincoln. It is a day of commemoration and celebration of African American history and heritage, but also a day of reflection.

COVID-19: IWitness Provides Digital Resources for Educators and Families for Virtual Learning

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 3:59pm

As local communities assess and adjust to the needs of the world community—and as many schools shift from in-person to virtual classrooms—IWitness and its standards-aligned resources are ready to help educators and parents support students learning.

Responding to the wolves of hate

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 1:22pm

The controversial standoff between a tribal elder and a high school student that went viral has captivated the media and those on all sides of the political aisle. While all the details are still being uncovered, what strikes me is the climate that permeates our nation. We have devolved to a state of “othering” our countrymen, without reflecting on how our own actions may affect one another. We have stopped seeking to understand one another and instead just attack, sometimes even when the facts are not clear. 

USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education Join Forces to Empower Students to Counter Hate Offering $10,000 in Scholarships and Prizes with ‘Stronger Than Hate Challenge’

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 1:01pm
New video challenge inspires students and educators to fight against discrimination, injustice and hate by using the power of testimony to create a brighter future.
New video challenge inspires students and educators to fight against discrimination, injustice and hate by using the power of testimony to create a brighter future.

Partnership will expand the reach of Institute’s educational materials on Armenian Genocide

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:09am
USC Shoah Foundation is joining forces with The Genocide Education Project, which is dedicated to bringing curriculum about the World War I-era Armenian Genocide into high schools across the United States.
USC Shoah Foundation is joining forces with The Genocide Education Project, which is dedicated to bringing curriculum about the World War I-era Armenian Genocide into high schools across the United States.

IWitness Spotlight: My Story Matters: The Power of Story

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 1:03pm
In this activity, students examine stories that have the power to strengthen our human connection or create deep divides leading to hate, intolerance and violence.
In this activity, students examine stories that have the power to strengthen our human connection or create deep divides leading to hate, intolerance and violence.

Attention teachers: A new series of stories will spotlight education resources that develop empathy, understanding and respect

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:40pm
The Stronger Than Hate initiative will publish stories on a regular basis that will each highlight a separate learning activity in IWitness, tackling some of today’s toughest subjects for students in middle school, high school and universities.
The Stronger Than Hate initiative will publish stories on a regular basis that will each highlight a separate learning activity in IWitness, tackling some of today’s toughest subjects for students in middle school, high school and universities.

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