Sixth Annual Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education - "Empowerment"

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Scholar Deborah Lipstadt; Author Cara De Silva; PLU Dean of the School of Arts and Communication and pianist Dr. Cameron Bennett; PLU professor and art historian Heather Mathews and others join to present "Empowerment" a three-day conference. The Powell-Heller Conference seeks to give educators, students and community members a way to use the lessons of the Holocaust to empower themselves and those around them.  View the full conference schedule. Parts of the conference will be livestreamed, both on the PLU website and on the university Facebook page. Please check the schedule for details.

This year's conference includes two tracks. On Friday March 15, one is designed for scholars, teachers, community members and college students with a specific emphasis for those who wish to explore how to teach the lessons of the Holocaust. The second track is designed specifically for high school students.  Full participation is required for high school students who sign up and pre-registration is necessary, as lunch is included for high school students who join the conference.

A community art project designed in cooperation between PLU art department and the Tacoma Art Museum will be created throughout the conference. The final piece will be installed and presented on Saturday, March 16, at Tacoma Art Museum.  See schedule for more information.  Announcements will be made regarding the community art piece during the welcome and orientation each day.

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March 13, 2013 6:30pm

"Defiance" Movie and Discussion with Sharon Rennert

Sharon Rennert

March 15, 2013 10:30am

Chapel: Experiences at Kaminets Poldolski

Dr. Frank Kline, Dean, School of Education and Movement Studies

March 15, 2013 11:05am

Teaching with Lessons of the Holocaust

Ilana Cone Kennedy, Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center Director

March 15, 2013 11:45am

The Forger: Cioma Schoenhaus

Professor Bob Erickson, Chair of Holocaust Studies Program

March 15, 2013 12:30pm

Holocaust Survivor Talk: Suzie Sherman

Suzie Sherman

March 15, 2013 4:00pm

Voices of Mutuality Around Community Engagement

Joel Zylstra, director for the Center for Community Engagement at PLU
Coming Soon

March 15, 2013 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

Pacific Lutheran University President Thomas W. Krise