Linda Hooper’s speech “The Power of One,” tells the moving story of how the students behind the Paper Clips Project responded to what had been to them a completely unfamiliar chapter in human history-the Holocaust. In 1998, the children of Tennessee’s Whitwell Middle School took on an extraordinary project inspired by their principal, Linda Hooper. The Paper Clips Project grew out of a sense that the students in the homogeneous community weren’t learning about the lives and experiences of other groups.
Struggling to grasp the concept of six million Holocaust victims, the students decided to collect six million paper clips to better understand the extent of this crime against humanity. This amazing project would change the students, their teachers, their families and the entire town forever…and eventually, open hearts and minds around the world as this remarkable story became an award winning film entitled Paper Clips.
Free & open to the public.
Sun. April 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
7630 N Santa Monica Blvd