If you missed our past programs, please enjoy the opportunity to see them below!
ReThink: Be A Change Maker
Original Program Date: May 8, 2020
Hear 19-year-old Trisha Prabhu, the Founder and CEO of ReThink, a social enterprise that’s working to tackle online hate, discuss how you can become a change-maker. A Harvard sophomore, Trisha’s work has reached over 5 million globally, and been featured on stages that include ABC’s Shark Tank, and The White House. In her talk, Trisha will take you through her journey, her obstacles, and her success – and provide tangible tips on how you can engineer solutions to the social justice issues you care about.
Digital Positivity – Keeping Kids Safe Online
Original Program Date: May 5, 2020
Amidst the many challenges COVID-19 has presented, it has also threatened the digital positivity and safety that we strive to create for our children. With young people increasingly living their lives online (taking classes, connecting with the world, etc.), the result, we fear, may be online hate. Hear ReThink Founder and CEO Trisha Prabhu discuss cyberbullying, and empowering young people to be the best they can online. This program includes a discussion of cyberbullying – what it is (in its many forms), who it most impacts, and why science says it happens, as well as a comprehensive introduction to the ReThink tool, an app that encourages tweens and teens to make positive decisions online. Parents/educators will learn the most recent, important facts about cyberbullying, as well as gain exposure to an up-and-coming tool to address it.
A Conversation With My Mom – A Holocaust Survivor
Original Program Date: April 21, 2020
On Yom HaShoah – or Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor Survivors and Victims, and we remember.
Listen in to the recording of this live event where Holocaust Survivor Suzanne Schneider was interviewed by her daughter, Lisa Early. They discussed Suzanne’s life in Poland before the war, and how Suzanne and her family were hidden by non-Jewish Rescuers who were later deemed Righteous Among Nations by Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Museum in Israel. You will hear how their resiliency helped them survive amid horrifying loss.
Unsilence Injustice: A Secret At Auschwitz
Original Program Date: April 23, 2020
Very special heartfelt thanks to our sponsors for making this program a reality: Matt & Shane Broffman and Andrew Snyder.
Hiding in the Spotlight – an Event with Greg Dawson
Original event date: April 26, 2020
The Holocaust Center featured local writer Greg Dawson, author of Hiding in the Spotlight: A Musical Prodigy’s Story of Survival 1941-1946. Greg shared the harrowing story of how his mother survived the Holocaust. Zhanna Arshanskaya, Greg’s mom, was a gifted child musician who had been offered a scholarship to the Moscow State Conservatory. Her life changed dramatically in 1941 when Germany invaded the Soviet Union and began rounding up Jewish families. Thanks to her father’s cunning, Zhanna and her sister Frina escaped and fled to the countryside, hiding and surviving as best they could until they eventually found shelter in an orphanage.
The sisters’ musical talent was discovered by the occupying forces. With new names and non-Jewish identities, they ended up performing for the unsuspecting Nazis. After the war, without family or resources, the girls were sent to a displaced persons camp. At the urging of the camp’s director, in 1946 they emigrated to New York and enrolled at Juilliard on scholarships.