Keynotes, Youth Workshops,
Educator Trainings & Public Events
Through Unsilence, I design and deliver different kinds of education programs for many different audiences. I facilitate interactive lectures, trainings for teachers and informal educators, youth workshops, and public events for schools, museums, universities, theater and arts organizations, communities, corporations, and congregations. Interested in my work? Please get in touch.
Program Topic Examples
Many of these topics can be combined or sequenced into one package.
We can also work together to create tailor-made programs for your community.
Through storytelling and group activities, explore why and how certain narratives of human rights and social justice become hidden, and how can we unsilence them.
Explore why and how some voices of the Holocaust - of the Roma, the disabled, LGBTQ people, political dissidents, and many other victims of Nazism - are marginalized and even omitted from Holocaust memory. Consider how the inclusion of taboo narratives changes lessons of Holocaust and genocide education.
TRAIN: THE ACCIDENTAL NOVELIST
How was the historical novel TRAIN inspired by hidden Holocaust histories? And how was it written by accident? Through storytelling, explore the process of writing about atrocity, and consider the limits of human rights fiction.
THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF EUGENICS
Explore how Nazi ideology was inspired by the global eugenics movement of the early 1900s, consider connections between British, American, and German eugenists in the early stages of the Holocaust, and confront the post-war continuation of government-led mass-sterilizations of people of color and people with disabilities in the United States.
THE 19TH WINDOW
Experience a choose-your-own-pathway-mystery, inspired by real events, about intergenerational memory and hidden Holocaust histories. Explore questions about investigating history and collective memory today.
Become familiar with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), apply the United Nations document to social injustices today, and explore why the 30 articles of UDHR are not well known across the United States, even though the U.S. signed it and even helped to write it.
Navigate a choose-your-own-pathway-testimony about intergenerational trauma, Holocaust history, and LGBT rights. Consider the use of technology in the future of human rights education.
MICKEY MOUSE & THE HOLOCAUST
Through historical photographs that illustrate the contemporary relevance of Holocaust history, explore the victim-rescuer-perpetrator paradigm and discover a connection to pop culture today.
DENYING THE HOLOCAUST
Explore the history of Holocaust denial and how to confront atrocity denial in our world today.
Navigate a live webquest - a series of puzzles - of hidden histories to unsilence the voices of disabled, Roma, homosexual, and political victims of the Holocaust.
MIS-REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST
Explore common misconceptions about Holocaust history, the writing and rewriting of human history, and the implications for Holocaust and human rights education.
Participate in an interactive conversation on how to talk about different forms of violence and how to help others, especially young people, navigate their emotional responses.
GHOSTS OF AUSCHWITZ
Explore fragmented stories of Holocaust history, the road blocks and dead ends of familial memories, and our struggle to search for, find, and then unsilence hidden injustices today.
A TOUR GUIDE AT AUSCHWITZ
Experience an interactive, true story about taboos of genocide, sexual violence and homosexuality, and consider the censorship of injustices today.
A WAR OF WORDS: WRITING ABOUT ATROCITY
Through structured discussion and a series of activities, explore the goals and challenges of writing about extreme violence, mass-murder, atrocity, and traumatic memory. Consider the problems, pitfalls, and power of human rights fiction.
LAUGHING AT THE HOLOCAUST
Consider the boundaries of Holocaust humor and the censoring of our emotional responses to atrocity.
HOLOCAUST TIME TRAVEL?
Through photographs, explore the dos and don’ts of anti-genocide education, including the use of simulation and role play and how to support students’ emotional responses to learning about atrocity.
Explore the history of Holocaust cinema and its implications for collective memory and public learning.
Elementary School Teachers; Middle School Teachers; High School Teachers;
Informal Educators; Museum Docents; Youth Workers & Social Workers;
College Professors & Instructors; Medical Teams
Middle School Students; High School Students; University & College Students;
Youth Center Participants
ADMINISTRATORS & TEAMS
School Administrators; Museum Leaders; University & College Administrators;
Nonprofit Teams; Government Workers and Policymakers
Parents & Caregivers; Congregations of Faith; Community Leaders;
Volunteer & Civic Groups; Corporate Teams; General Public
Group Size & Program Depth
Intimate group 5 to 14 people
Classroom 15 to 39 people
Small group 40 to 74 people
Medium group 75 to 149 people
Large group 150 to 249 people
Auditorium 250 to 1,000 people and above
Short Session 30 minutes to 1 hour
Full Session 1.5 to 2 hours
Half Day 2.5 to 4 hours
Full Day 4.5 to 8 hours
Extended Day 8.5 to 12 hours
Multi-Day Tailored to your community