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March 24th, 2018

6th Annual Educators Luncheon

6th Annual Educators Luncheon

Speaker: Josey G. Fisher

"In Their Own Words: Voices of the Holocaust"

Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Philmont Country Club
301 Tomlinson Road | Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
$50 per person couvert*

For reservations contact info@hamec.org or 215.464.4701
RSVP before Monday, April 23, 2018

Josey G. Fisher, Director of the Holocaust Oral History Archive, and Instructor in Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Gratz College, 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. Through the Jewish Community Relations Council, she edits a bi-annual newsletter for Holocaust educators. 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. On three occasions, she coordinated and accompanied groups of Philadelphia teens to Poland and Israel through the International March of the Living. She has also served as a consultant for Holocaust documentaries and educational films, curricula, and pedagogical guidelines.

She has received the Korczak Teaching Award from the American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters’
Museum for her work on the International Book-Sharing Project of Ghetto Fighters’ Museum and Yad
LaYeled Children’s Museum and Memorial in Israel.

She is a founding convener of the Consortium of Holocaust Educators of Greater Philadelphia; member of the Advisory Committee to the Pennsylvania Department of Education regarding Act 70 legislation (“strongly encourag(ing) instruction in Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Violations”); and serves as Board Member of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph’s University.

Her publications include The Persistence of Youth: Oral Testimonies of the Holocaust, containing fifteen accounts of young people, drawn from the Gratz College Archive; contributions to the four-volume encyclopedia The Holocaust: A Grolier Student Library; and the Foreword to The Call of Memory: Learning About the Holocaust through Narrative – A Teacher’s Guide.

Please join us as we honor Josey G. Fisher, Director of the Holocaust Oral History Archive and Instructor in Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Gratz College with our 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 the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center

*A portion of the proceeds is a tax-deductible donation to the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center.

November 30th, 2017

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