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.
The toolkit is designed to share practical tools and resources for administrators, educators, students, and parents. Tools include information about how to:
- Report incidents (with details on where to report)
- Start or support a club at school that embraces diversity and inclusion
- Attend a “Courageous Conversations” workshop
- Invite a member of the Museum’s Holocaust Speakers’ Bureau to speak in your school or community
- Empower student leaders through the Museum’s Teen Leadership Board, Student Leadership Days, or College Leadership Summit
- Visit the Museum on your own, or book a docent-led field trip or adult group tour
And many additional recommendations for films, books, websites, and resources.
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