Art and Literature as a Means of Having Voice and Expressing Resistance: California-Southern

Art and Literature: Voice and Resistance

Art and Literature as a Means of Having Voice and Expressing Resistance: California-Southern

This two-day workshop is a partnership between the Museum of Tolerance and Facing History. 

Day 1: September 14, 2017
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Day 2: September 15, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Art and Literature have the power to share stories, express an individual’s voice, and even fight against injustice. In this unique workshop, join the Museum of Tolerance and Facing History and Ourselves as we explore the power of visual and literary arts during the Holocaust, Pinochet’s Chile, and today. We will be joined by Marjorie Agosin, poet, scholar, and acclaimed historian on the Arpilleristas, a women’s protest movement in Chile. This workshop will provide a new lens for discussions of human rights and make connections between the story of Anne Frank during the Holocaust, Latin American history, and current issues of human rights for immigrants in particular. Teachers will also be led through a hands-on session of art and social justice by Chilean artist, Francisco Letelier. Resources will include, I Lived on Butterfly Hill, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Stitching Truth, Women’s Protest Art in Chile.  


Recommended for literature, art, and world history teachers at the middle and high school level.


The Museum of Tolerance has some travel funds available for California classroom teachers.  Apply for travel funding when you register for the workshop on the Museum of Tolerance website.


In this workshop you will:

  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills

  • Explore topics such as art as resistance, human rights, Pinochet’s Chile, the Holocaust, empathy, and young adult literature.

  • Receive a free copy of Stitching Truth.


After this workshop you will become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia.

For more information and to register, click here.

Museum of Tolerance
9786 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
United States
9.14.17 - 9.15.17
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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