LOMED Book Club – The Assignment with Author Liza Wiemer

LOMED Book Club event March 2 at 7 PM

Join local author Liza Wiemer and the Coalition for Jewish Learning’s Education Community Planner, Tzipi Altman-Shafer for a discussion of Wiemer’s book, “The Assignment”.

“In the vein of the classic The Wave and inspired by a real-life incident, this riveting novel explores discrimination and antisemitism and reveals their dangerous impact.”

This program is free and open to the public.
Registration is required to access the Zoom session.
RSVP by emailing Tzipi Altman-Shafer at tziporaha@milwaukeejewish.org.
A LOMED (Learning Opportunity for Milwaukee Educators) program offered by the Coalition for Jewish Learning and in partnership with the Nathan and
EstherPelz Holocaust Education Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
About the Book:
“SENIOR YEAR. When an assignment given by a favorite teacher instructs a group of students to argue for the Final Solution, a euphemism used to describe the Nazi plan for the genocide of the Jewish people, Logan March and Cade Crawford are horrified. Their teacher cannot seriously expect anyone to complete an assignment that fuels intolerance and discrimination. Logan and Cade decide they must take a stand.
As the school administration addressed the teens’ refusal to participate in the appalling debate, the student body, their parents, and the larger community are forced to face the issue as well. The situation explodes, and acrimony and anger result. What does it take for tolerance, justice, and love to prevail?””

Date:

Tue. March 2, 2021

Time:

 7:00 pm

Location:

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