Illinois Holocaust Museum | Make a Difference!

ILLINOIS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM | SKOKIE, IL | MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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Make a Difference! is a youth exhibition which addresses the lessons of the Holocaust. What choices can a bystander make to become an "Upstander"? What choices have other people made after witnessing injustice and reaching an "enough" moment? Visitors take the perspective of a bystander/upstander while exploring the topic of bullying. The exhibition provides a safe context for students and families to practice making decisions related to standing up for themselves and others.  

Interactive Bystander Scenario

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One frog is getting bullied. It's your job to figure out what to do about it. Students tend to start by using their shadows to deflect balls thrown by the bully. Eventually they move around the room and nudge the "bystander" frogs out of the pond. Once they join the victim, the bully leaves the scene.

Group Reflection and Voting

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After the situation is resolved, an interactive screen prompts children to think about the story. Who was the bystander? Who became an upstander?  What did they do to become an upstander?  For each question, they cast a vote by casting their shadows onto one of three answers.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE

Illinois Holocaust Museum | Director of Program Services

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center – Skokie, IL – 2010 to 2011

Director of Program Services  (6/10 - 12/11)

Reported to President and CEO. Led the Marketing, Exhibitions, Collections, and Education Departments. Presented metrics to the Board of Directors as a member of the senior management team. Gained experience in branding, marketing, public relations, and advertising. Led Make a Difference! anti-bullying initiative featuring a children’s exhibition, school outreach program, and a symposium for Chicago-area high school principals. 

● Served as liaison to Exhibit and Programs Committee of the Board 

● Managed project reporting to million-dollar donor 

● Established the museum’s social media presence 

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