WHAT SUSAN STEIN CAN DO WITH Recovering Lost Voices (Workshops) IN CLEVELAND?

WHAT SUSAN STEIN CAN DO WITH Recovering Lost Voices (Workshops) IN CLEVELAND?

Dates: January 13-18, 2020

WHAT SUSAN STEIN CAN DO WITH Recovering Lost Voices (Workshops) IN CLEVELAND?

Dates: January 13-18, 2020

*Recovering Lost Voices: The literature and history of the Holocaust

  • Who were the young people of the Holocaust? Recovering the voices of young people throughout Europe through diaries and journals, students encounter people their own age who were writing their everyday lives.
  • How did gender, class, age, education, and location inform experience? Using diary entries of Peter Ginz, Anne Frank, Yitskhok Rudashevski and others writing during the Holocaust, students see how one’s personal context determined one’s understanding of events.
  • Where were the women and how did they resist being silenced? Students focus on young women using writing as resistance during the Holocaust.
  • What is true freedom? Through close reading of primary sources written by those imprisoned and those liberated, students explore the meaning of freedom.

**Bearing Witness: Literature and texts taught as part of a school’s curriculum

Students engage challenging moments of history and the questions they raise for all of us through close reading of texts studied as part of the class curriculum. Writing in response to prompts and in discussion, students address the moral dilemma of how to take action, live honorably, and face truth with courage. Past Workshops have focused on:

  • I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  • When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  • Citizen by Claudia Rankine
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Maus I, Maus II by Art Spiegelman
  • Fatelessness Imre Kertesz
  • Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi
  • Scrap of Time and other stories by Ida Fink
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  • The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum by Etty Hillesum

*Recovering Lost Voices: The literature and history of Japanese Internment Camps

Students learn about this chapter in American history during WWII through close readings of fiction, graphic novels, film, and survivor testimonies and writing that stimulates imagination, critical thinking, and discussion about its relevance today.

*Recovering Lost Voices: The literature and history of Slave Narratives

Using slave narratives by Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Margaret Garner, Charlotte Fortin, and Elizabeth Keckley in addition to art by Bill Traylor, students explore questions of where freedom comes from and efforts to erase these stories from American history.

*Recovering Lost Voices: The literature and history of Songs of Resistance

Students learn an original song in its native language to understand the power of resistance, suffering, the human spirit and hope that singing together in a group provides. Examples include:

  • songs from the ghettos and partisan fighters of Europe during WWII
  • songs sung by enslaved people during American slavery
  • a cattle song sung by the lost boys of South Sudan

*Recovering Lost Voices: The literature and history of the Holocaust

  • Who were the young people of the Holocaust? Recovering the voices of young people throughout Europe through diaries and journals, students encounter people their own age who were writing their everyday lives.
  • How did gender, class, age, education, and location inform experience? Using diary entries of Peter Ginz, Anne Frank, Yitskhok Rudashevski and others writing during the Holocaust, students see how one’s personal context determined one’s understanding of events.
  • Where were the women and how did they resist being silenced? Students focus on young women using writing as resistance during the Holocaust.
  • What is true freedom? Through close reading of primary sources written by those imprisoned and those liberated, students explore the meaning of freedom.

**Bearing Witness: Literature and texts taught as part of a school’s curriculum

Students engage challenging moments of history and the questions they raise for all of us through close reading of texts studied as part of the class curriculum. Writing in response to prompts and in discussion, students address the moral dilemma of how to take action, live honorably, and face truth with courage. Past Workshops have focused on:

  • I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  • When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  • Citizen by Claudia Rankine
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Maus I, Maus II by Art Spiegelman
  • Fatelessness Imre Kertesz
  • Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi
  • Scrap of Time and other stories by Ida Fink
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  • The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum by Etty Hillesum

*Recovering Lost Voices: The literature and history of Japanese Internment Camps

Students learn about this chapter in American history during WWII through close readings of fiction, graphic novels, film, and survivor testimonies and writing that stimulates imagination, critical thinking, and discussion about its relevance today.

*Recovering Lost Voices: The literature and history of Slave Narratives

Using slave narratives by Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Margaret Garner, Charlotte Fortin, and Elizabeth Keckley in addition to art by Bill Traylor, students explore questions of where freedom comes from and efforts to erase these stories from American history.

*Recovering Lost Voices: The literature and history of Songs of Resistance

Students learn an original song in its native language to understand the power of resistance, suffering, the human spirit and hope that singing together in a group provides. Examples include:

  • songs from the ghettos and partisan fighters of Europe during WWII
  • songs sung by enslaved people during American slavery
  • a cattle song sung by the lost boys of South Sudan

*Workshop is of minimum of 45 Min.

**Susan will be happy to tailor her workshop to the school specific needs

*Workshop is of minimum of 45 Min.

**Susan will be happy to tailor her workshop to the school specific needs