Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Anatomy of Prejudice Workshop at Museum of Tolerance

Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer, and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education, exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it is, an irrational class system based upon purely arbitrary factors. And if you think this does not apply to you. . . you are in for a rude awakening.

In response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. over thirty years ago, Jane Elliott devised the controversial and startling, "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" exercise. This, now famous, exercise labels participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority. Everyone who is exposed to Jane Elliott's work, be it through a lecture, workshop, or video, is dramatically affected by it.

The Museum of Tolerance in partnership with the Diversity and Social Justice Committee of the California Council for Social Studies is hosting a workshop with Ms. Elliot on June 24th.  Participants will explore problems of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia and enthnocentrism and the responsibility we share to eradicate them.

To register online, go to http://www.museumoftolerance.com/teachingforsocialjustice


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