For 9th – 11th Grade
Student Leadership Day 2016
For High School Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors
Tuesday, December 6th
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
We invite you to nominate up to eight of your 9th – 11th grade students to attend this powerful day.
Deadline for nominations is Tuesday, November 15th.
The goal of Student Leadership Day is to increase awareness about the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights, and to help participants think about lessons we can learn from the past. This year’s program will focus on taboo and hidden stories of human rights and atrocity. Students will explore how and why certain social justice issues and histories become marginalized, leading participants to work together to create action plans to “unsilence” prejudice, indifference, and injustice in their local and global communities.
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Featured key note speaker : Dr. Danny M. Cohen
FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, UNSILENCE PROJECT
A teacher, learning scientist, fiction writer, and education designer, Danny teaches about collective memories of atrocity, the design of Holocaust education, and marginalized narratives of human rights. He is an author of human rights fiction for young adults, including the choose-your-own-pathway mystery The 19th Window and the historical novel Train. Danny is the founder of Unsilence Project, a non-profit that creates and delivers engaging learning experiences about hidden, marginalized, and taboo narratives of atrocity and human rights. He is a governor-appointed member of the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission, he sits on the editorial advisory board of the journal The Holocaust in History and Memory, and he was a Faculty Fellow of the Auschwitz Jewish Center.