|Grant Recipient:||Remember Us|
|Program:||The Righteous Conversations Project|
To bring together 400 teens with Holocaust survivors to engage in meaningful dialogue focused on personal stories of social injustice. Teens develop skills to participate as social activists.
|Field of Interest:||Jewish Continuity|
Founded in 2003, Remember Us consists of 2 central projects. The first is the Holocaust Bnai Mitzvah Project which invites children preparing for bar/bat mitzvah to connect with the memory of a child lost in the Holocaust. The second is the Righteous Conversations Project, which invites dialogue and collaboration between survivors and teens.
The Righteous Conversations Project brings together 400 teens with Holocaust survivors for meaningful dialogue focused on social awareness and the duty to speak up about injustice in today’s world. The program, piloted at Harvard-Westlake in 2011, relates personal stories from the Holocaust to modern day injustices. Students create public service announcementsto bring greater awareness to issues of concern to them.