Press Release – Local Holocaust Scholar To Be Honored at 6th Annual Educators Luncheon
Local Holocaust Scholar To Be Honored at 6th Annual Educators Luncheon
May 3, 2018
On Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia (HAMEC) will host the 6th Annual Educators Luncheon at the Philmont Country Club, 301 Tomlinson Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.
The Guest Speaker and Honoree is Ms. Josey G. Fisher who will discuss her work “In Their Own Words: Voices of the Holocaust.”
Cost is $50 per person. The program is open to the public and reservations are required before April 23, 2018. For reservations, contact info@ hamec.org or 215.464.4701.
Josey G. Fisher is the Director of the Holocaust Oral History Archive and Instructor in Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Gratz College. She is being honored with HAMEC’s second annual Excellence in Education Award in recognition of her exceptional leadership, dedication, and outstanding contributions to benefit the fields of Holocaust studies and education, that advance the values and mission of HAMEC.
Ms. Fisher has graduate degrees in both clinical social work and Jewish studies; and she has focused her interdisciplinary background on Holocaust research and education for over 30 years. She received her BA and MSW from the University of Pittsburgh and her Masters in Jewish Studies with a major in Modern European Jewish History from Gratz College. Her course offerings include “Teaching the Holocaust” and “Children of the Nazi Era”. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member in the history department of Moore College of Art and Design. She serves as an independent Holocaust education consultant to multiple local, national and international programs. She serves as Holocaust education consultant to the Bearing Witness Program for Catholic educators, co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, the Archdiocese and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The Holocaust Awareness Museum is the premier provider of Holocaust education programs in the Delaware Valley. In the last school year alone, HAMEC completed over 500 programs and reached over 43,000 students. With passage of Pennsylvania’s new Holocaust and Genocide education law and implementation beginning this fall, those numbers are expected to increase exponentially. The museum is dedicated to educating students about the consequences of intolerance and hate. Each year museum programs provide students with Holocaust survivor presentations, school visits, videos, and plays such as the Anne Frank Theater Project. The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is a non-profit organization supported by grants from the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany, government and foundation grants and private donations. Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center KleinLife, Suite 210
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