A program for college students from local universities, DiverCity begins with a testimony of a Holocaust survivor, offered at Pinat Hatikvah: A Corner of Hope, the new outdoor educational space built by HERC at the northern entrance to the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC.
From this point of departure the students hop on a bus that takes them to three other locations (community centers, museums, places of worship, restaurants, etc.), each representing Milwaukee’s plethora of ethnic, religious, and cultural communities. In these locations, the students meet with representatives of the respective communities, and learn from them about its uniqueness, its contribution to Milwaukee’s culture and the challenges that it is facing. While on the bus, the students share what they learned about each cultural/religious/ethnic group with their fellows. Students are thus encouraged to constantly reflect on the impact of their new encounters and how these impact their initial prejudices and biases.
The correlation between Holocaust education and pluralistic values, is thus meant to guarantee the building and sustenance of a healthy community, by reminding our future leaders and residents how crucial diversity is, and conversely, how dangerous the path of intolerance, scapegoating, and hatred can be.
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Jewish Community Relations Council
Sun. October 16, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.