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November 5, 2009
Mazal "Mali" Aklum has learned well the importance of remembering history. Her parents were among the first wave of Ethiopian Jews to flee their country and settle in Israel in the 1980s. As a member of this little-known minority, whose history is often overlooked, Aklum has a unique perspective on the breadth of Jewish identity and the importance of preserving memory.
September 24, 2009
Through her participation in a youth program at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Navila Rashid says she became a better Muslim. Rashid believes her encounters at the Museum gave her courage to continue on her own spiritual journey and compassion for people of other faiths.
June 4, 2009
Sadia Shepard's book The Girl from Foreign documents her travels to India to connect with the tiny Jewish community there and to unlock her family's history. The trip and the book have given her unique insights into the relationships among Jews, Muslims, and Hindus in India.
May 7, 2009
Samia Essabaa was born in France to Moroccan and Tunisian parents. A Muslim, shaped by both Arabic and French culture, Essabaa often feels she can relate to her students, many of whom are from Africa and the Caribbean. A believer in hands-on learning, she takes her classes to Auschwitz, where they learn not only about history, but about humanity and community.
April 23, 2009
In 1996, David Pilgrim established the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University in Michigan. As the university's Chief Diversity Officer and a professor of sociology, one of Pilgrim's goals is to use objects of intolerance to teach about tolerance.
May 8, 2008
Ilan Stavans has long thought of himself as an outsider, first as a Jew growing up in Mexico and now as a Mexican living in America.
February 14, 2008
Fifty years after World War II, Israeli psychologist Dan Bar-On began bringing together children of Holocaust survivors with children of Nazi perpetrators for dialogue and reflection.
October 11, 2007
For the past fifteen years, Shawn Green has been one of baseball's most dominant left-handed hitters. But he is likely to be described first as a Jewish athlete.
March 29, 2007
Bassam Tibi is a Muslim who advocates for secular democracy. And he is an immigrant who advocates for integration of fellow Muslims in Western society. But today, Tibi says, critics of Islam are being silenced all across Europe.
March 1, 2007
Long before she joined the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Sara Bloomfield taught students about the Holocaust. Here, Bloomfield explains why remembering this history matters.