Event Information

June 4, 2013
Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square –
Confronting Intolerance Today

A Conversation with global educator Marieke van Woerkdom and Dr. Martin Sleeper of Facing History and Ourselves

Anne was one of millions of victims of religious and cultural discrimination. Though we have achieved some headway since the Holocaust, discrimination continues to impede Anne’s vision for better, more peaceful world. In this Confronting Intolerance Today event, the Anne Frank Center, the Boston Public Library and the Mayor’s Office will examine religious and cultural discrimination and new efforts being undertaken in Boston and the Netherlands to promote peace and respect in today's multicultural world.

The program brings together the international global facilitator and educator Marieke van Woerkdom with Dr. Martin Sleeper, Associate Executive Director of Facing History and Ourselves—the pre-eminent non-profit organization dedicated to engaging students of diverse backgrounds in civic education that encourages the skills and promotes the values needed to sustain a democratic society.

This event is made possible through funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Netherland-America Foundation.

When: Tuesday June 4, 2013 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, Abbey Room
How to attend: Open to the public. Come on time, because it’s first come, first served!