Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus Hosts 7th Annual International Symposium, May 15 - Addresses Bullying
The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus will host an annual Symposium on May 15. This year's theme is called is "Much Ado About Bullying: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions." Open to the public. Three guest presenters are experts and researchers on bullying.
- Austin-San Marcos, TX (1888PressRelease) April 26, 2011 - The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus (HMCZFC) in Farmington Hills will host its 7th Annual International Symposium, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. The Center is located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road. Co-sponsored by the Michigan Council for Social Studies, this year's forum's topic is "Much Ado About Bullying: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions."
The Symposium is open to the public. Normal museum admission rates will apply for participation in the Symposium. Continuing education units (SB-CEUs) are available - for a small additional fee - for educators who attend.
The event will feature three guest presenters. One is Tara Michener, entrepreneur, author, and advocate for diversity in southeast Michigan, who has been featured on CW50, PBS, and WDET Detroit. Also presenting is Elizabeth Barton, associate director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University. Barton is a developmental psychologist whose work in socio-emotional development and school-based violence has appeared on the NBC Today Show. The third presenter is Glenn Stutzky of the School of Social Work at Michigan State University, whose research focuses on bullying, cyberbullying and workplace bullying. He has been featured on ABC's 20/20 and Good Morning America.
"Bullying, whether it occurs in the playground, on the Internet or at work, unfortunately is all too prevalent in our society today," explains Anthony Salciccioli, President of the Michigan Council for Social Studies. "It is vital that we learn as much as we can, discuss the issues collaboratively and devise effective strategies to overcome them. Bullying harms so many individuals' lives. As a society, we must do all we can to address this growing problem."
Stephen Goldman, executive director of the Holocaust Memorial Center, notes, "We decided to focus our Symposium this year on bullying because we believe that all people have the potential for good. When society doesn't place a strong enough emphasis on encouraging people to strive to be better, there is a breakdown in our value system and such inhumanities as bullying can thrive. These esteemed presenters can teach us much about the topic and galvanize the audience to seek and implement workable solutions."
For more information, contact Rebecca at 248.553.2400 x13. www.holocaustcenter.org
It is the mission of the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus to remember those who perished and those who survived the Holocaust and, in a world increasingly faced with sectarian strife and intolerance, to set forth the lessons of Holocaust as a model for teaching ethical conduct and responsible decision-making. By highlighting those individuals who, in the midst of evil, stood for the best, rather than the worst of human nature, the Holocaust Memorial Center seeks to contribute to maintaining an open and free society.
The facility is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available at both the North and South entrances.
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• Providing leadership in identifying significant instructional and curricular issues
• Encouraging and engaging in program development with respect to issues of significance to social studies education
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• Supporting the programs of the National Council for the Social Studies
• Establishing linkage with institutions and members who have similar professional purposes