The Maltz Museum Launches Its 11th Annual Stop the Hate Essay Contest

Wed 9/12 @ 4-6PM

One of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage’s signature programs is its annual Stop the Hate essay contest for students in grades 6-12.

The contest, about to launch its 11th year, asks students to reflect on how to build a more inclusive and accepting society, based on their own experiences with intolerance and interaction with people of different races, ethnicities, religions and socio-economic backgrounds. More than $100,000 in awards and scholarships is at stake in this contest open to students from a dozen northeast Ohio counties.

This year’s event kicks off with a launch event at the museum. There, some of last year’s winners, including grand prize runner-up Dahlia Moskowitz, will read their essays. Tips on writing an effective essay will be shared, and there’ll be an opportunity for Q&A. There’ll be pizza and the chance to take a self-guided tour through the museum’s core exhibit, An American Story.

It’s free and open to the public with registration.

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