ORGANIZATION: Holocaust Project: Born to Remember
CONTACT NAME/TITLE: Debbie Maier Jacknin
ADDRESS: 48 Newgate Rd
CITY: Pittsburgh STATE: PA ZIP: 15202
PHONE: 412-427-5500 EMAIL: DebO1960@aol.com
Mission of the Organization: 1. Teach about the Holocaust in a creative, multimedia way. 2. Take lessons from the Holocaust and apply them to issues today such as bullying, racism, anti-Semitism, or a friend who is drinking and thinking about driving. We have just completed a documentary based on Holocaust Survivor, Fred Reif’s experiences. We are working on finishing up the teacher’s guide. The documentary is designed to be shown as a whole or in three class sessions. If shown in three sessions, a teacher or facilitator stops the DVD at a point where someone during the Holocaust had a choice to make. We created a decision process that helps to look at choices, consequences of choices, and then we show the choice that the person made. The final decision we look at one deals with bullying.
Social Justice Issue Area that your organization works in:
___Peace and Human Rights ___ LGBT rights
X Woman, Youth, and Families x Racial Justice ___Environmental Justice
___ Economic Justice ___ Disability Rights Other Bullying and decision making
Two projects that we have in mind are listed below:
I would be very open to what the students would like to do.
1. Students could be taught to facilitate the decision process and use it with their schools.
2.Students could help get this program into the hands of others.
3. They could create multi-media presentations that deal with the mission of the organization.
The maximum number of students that can work on these projects are – I would be happy to work with as many students as would be interested in the project.