Students and teachers from Melaleuca Elementary School will gather together in a special ceremony to honor those who died during the Holocaust and to pledge their commitments to human rights for all.
When? Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
Where? Melaleuca Elementary School. 5759 W. Gun Club Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33415
The ceremony concludes a school-wide unit on the Holocaust and Human Rights. Students in grades K-5 read books and participate in various activities in order to raise their awareness of the Holocaust, genocide and other human rights violations. Students are encouraged to become up-standers so that they may prevent the abuse of others in their lives and in their world.
“The Holocaust teaches us the importance of standing up for others. Those who stand by and do nothing are just as responsible as those who actually commit the violence. Learning to become an Up-Stander is the only way that we can prevent human rights abuses, and discourage bullying and other forms of discrimination,” says Dr. Rose Gatens, Director of the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education.
At the ceremony, students read original poetry and sing songs, honor those who have died in the Holocaust by releasing 100 butterflies. The butterfly release is sponsored by the Florida Atlantic University Center for Holocaust and Human Rights.
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