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Lecture on Reading Elie Wiesel's "Night" with Fresh Eyes Nov. 15

11/1/11

West Windsor, NJ:  High school educators and the public are invited to an important talk by Dr. Mary Johnson, author and senior historian with Facing History and Ourselves, who will host a vibrant discussion on one of the most commonly used books cited in New Jersey’s Holocaust education curriculum, “Night,” by Elie Wiesel.

The talk will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, located on the campus of Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, in the Student Center, second floor.

Johnson says she will reinvigorate the teaching of this account of genocide and survival. “Because of its familiarity, Wiesel’s powerful work is often relegated to nothing more than required discussion,” she said. 

Facing History and Ourselves works with educators throughout their careers to improve their effectiveness in the classroom, as well as their students' academic performance and civic learning. Through offices throughout the U.S. and abroad, the organization supports a network of more than 29,000 trained educators who reach nearly two million young people annually.

To register for the lecture click here.

More here on the Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center.

 

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