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Empowering Upstanders: A Teen Talk with Liza Wiemer

Monday, December 11

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Jewish Library of Baltimore 
5708 Park Heights Ave. 21215
(2nd Floor of the JCC)

Open to grades 8 - 12

Calling all teens to join us for an inspirational evening with author Liza Wiemer.

Wiemer’s book, “The Assignment,” is based on a real incident which occurred in Oswego in 2017. A high school teacher instructs students to argue for the Final Solution, a euphemism used to describe the Nazi plan for the genocide of the Jewish people. Two upstanders in the class speak out against this assignment and are met with conflict and struggle. The book discusses themes of antisemitism, discrimination, the rise of hate groups, as well as the role of media and institutions.

Moderated by a 4Front teen board member of the Jewish Library of Baltimore, Wiemer joins us to speak about themes of allyship, upstanders, and helping students speak up against injustice and hate.

The event will begin with a teen-led Chanukkah candle lighting, along with delicious sufganiyot (donuts) and latkes.

Teens do not need to have read The Assignment to attend this event. 


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