The Tolerance Channel develops educational projects. We consider our programs to be social labs where students can engage in thought-provoking conversations about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences. Each project includes interactive materials and guidelines to support educators. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our projects in development, or if you would like to donate to the Tolerance Channel.
The Identity Project
During World War II, in Europe, many Jewish children were hidden to protect them from capture. Others were’given away’ by their parents to Christian families to conceal their Jewish identity from Nazi oppressors. Similarly in one of the more insidious and untold stories of Nazi persecution, Hitler’s upper echelon initiated the Lebensborn program — aimed at creating a master race. They encouraged SS and senior Nazi officers to sire children with Aryan women, eventually forcing those women to bear Aryan babies. When the war ended, these women and their children were abandoned by Germany and ostracized by others. This documentary looks at the experiences of hidden Jewish children and those born of the Lebensborn program. We will consider how issues of identity and abandonment have shaped their adult lives, and how they carry the conflicting baggage over many years.
All That Matters
All That Matters will take a compassionate look at the personal hospice experience, exploring end-of-life through the eyes of hospice patients, their caregivers and loved ones. During a one-hour program, we profile several families in the last weeks of life. From a first person perspective — through the eyes of a patients and family members, we will observe how they come to grips with their lives and relationships and how they recall those experiences that are most important … how families manage the impending loss and plan to live without their loved ones.
Proposal and concept are being developed for a project that will draw attention to the need for high schools and colleges to adequately prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
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