The mission of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is expressed in our founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. With that goal in mind, we work to teach current generations to fight hatred, prejudice, indifference, and genocide in today’s environment. Through world-class exhibitions, programs, and professional development opportunities, the Museum inspires individuals and organizations with a universal wake-up call to action: Take history to heart. Take a stand for humanity.
Why We Developed the Toolkit
In 2019, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center received a 90% increase in inquiries from schools and individuals looking for support as they grapple with hate incidents. This toolkit is designed to share practical tools and resources that can be used immediately by administrators, educators, and parents who need to address hatred in their community.
Often beginning with words, hatred can accelerate quickly when left unchecked. It is critical that those in positions of influence take these early warning signs seriously and intervene. Illinois Holocaust Museum is a committed resource in helping to build safe, inclusive, and caring communities.
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