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Sunday, September 11 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
In conversation: where are the upstanders?

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As antisemitism and other forms of hatred continue to reach unprecented levels, educators may be struggling to keep those forces out of their classrooms. Creating safe learning environments where allyship and upstanders are the norm takes work. In this session Liza and Julia will discuss why being an upstander is so challenging, especially for youth, and some steps parents and educators can implement to make a positive difference for a more inclusive and compassionate world.

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Liza Wiemer

Liza is an award-winning educator with over 25 years of teaching experience. Her crossover novel, The Assignment, was published by Delacorte Press and has received numerous honours, including being named a 2021 Sydney Taylor Notable Book. To date, The Assignment has also been published... Read More →
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Julia Sussman

Julia is the co-founder and CEO of Youth HEAR: Holocaust Education And Remembrance, an organisation dedicated to mitigating hate in society by connecting young adults with the memory of the Holocaust. Julia is also a Director on the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and the National Council... Read More →

Sunday September 11, 2022 11:15am - 12:15pm AEST
Room 6

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