Building Bridges: Latinx Representation in a Holocaust Museum


Dec 1, 2020

2045 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121 Map

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Zoom Lecture
2045 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 12 – 1pm

Join Dr. Michelle Tovar, Associate Director of Education-Latino Initiatives at Holocaust Museum Houston. For many communities, a Holocaust museum represents a rare space to discuss hatred, prejudice, and apathy openly. In the last few years, Holocaust Museum Houston has created an opportunity to amplify diverse voices and narratives that are not commonly recognized. In this presentation, Dr. Michelle Tovar will discuss the significance of Latinx representation in Holocaust museums and how the work she has done has helped shape programming, exhibits, and cross-cultural engagement.

Dr. Michelle Tovar is responsible for building bridges between the Latino community and the Holocaust Museum Houston. Her initiatives include outreach to bilingual/dual language school programs; creating educational workshops and events for teachers, parents, and community leaders; and working with local and national organizations dedicated to serving Latinos. Michelle earned her EdD at the University of Houston in Curriculum and Instruction in K-12 Social Education with an emphasis on Social Justice Education. She was a Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Fellow and a 2017 and 2019 Fulbright-Hays Scholar.

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Audience: Adults, All, Children, Family, Pets, Senior, Special Needs, Teen
Sponsoring Organization: Holocaust Center for Humanity
Contact: Samantha Simon
Pre-Register: No
Cost: Free
Registration Details: Register via the web link below.