Wed 9/13 @ 4-7PM
Each year since 2009, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage has sponsored its Stop the Hate contest for young people in grades 6-12. It asks them to write essays exploring ways to make the world more inclusive, diverse and accepting of all kinds of people.
“By challenging young people to consider the benefits of a more inclusive society, the consequences of intolerance and the role of personal responsibility in effecting change, the contest also reflects Jewish values of responsible citizenship and respect for all humanity,” says the museum in its description of the program.
If you are like most of us, watching in horror as our so-called president equates the angry white nationalists, nativists and neo-Nazis he empowered with people standing up for equal rights for everyone, you’re probably thinking “We need this now more than ever.” And you’d be right.
Come to the museum to learn more about the contest, which will celebrate its tenth year next year. Museum tours will give visitors a chance to learn how to participate as a reader or community member. There will be readings of essays by past prize winners and pizza. What more could you ask for, other than maybe a president who doesn’t spread bigotry and hate?