Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life | Facing History & Ourselves
Names of those killed in the Tree of Life shooting are shown on Stars of David on the gate near the Tree of Life Synagogue.
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Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life

Join Facing History & Ourselves and The Cook County Commissioner’s Office, in partnership with Not In Our Town, for a screening and community conversation of Repairing the World. This event is in-person.

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Join Facing History & Ourselves, the Cook County Commissioner's Office, and a host of other community partners for the Chicago premier screening of the award-winning documentary Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life

Following the screening, Facing History Chicago Executive Director Maureen Loughnane will sit down with a panel of community leaders to discuss the film and the role it can play in the fight against antisemitism and racism.

If you are interested in bringing a student group (8th grade - high school) to the event, please reach out to chicago [at] (chicago[at]facinghistory[dot]org) with your name, contact information, number of students and if you would like to request reimbursement for a bus that you are planning to arrange.

Facing History & Ourselves uses the lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. As we witness a renewed rise in antisemitism across the country, Facing History is helping students gain a deeper understanding of contemporary antisemitism and how they can stand up against it.

When & Where

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Doors open at 6:00 PM and the program begins at 6:30 PM.

Temple Sholom
3480 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60657

About the Film

Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life is a film that documents the powerful community response to hate and antisemitism in the aftermath of the deadly attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The documentary follows survivors, families of the victims, diverse community members, participants, and civic leaders for three years as they examine their vulnerabilities and the impact of rising antisemitism, racism, hate speech, and gun violence. Against the backdrop of a tumultuous period in the country, a local community that has faced violence and trauma works to heal and grapple with what it means to be stronger than hate. Repairing the World is presented by Not In Our Town. Visit to learn more.

About Not In Our Town

Launched by a 1995 PBS film campaign, NIOT produces films and provides support to hundreds of NIOT groups, schools, and communities nationwide who work to create connection, bridge differences, foster inclusion, and inspire action.

About Cook County United Against Hate

Cook County United Against Hate is a movement, a mission statement, and a mantra. This Cook County Commissioner's Office initiative disrupts discrimination by providing pictorial, verbal, and educational avenues to stand up against all forms of hate. 

About Facing History

From a single classroom in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1976, Facing History & Ourselves has grown to become a global organization with a network of hundreds of thousands of middle and secondary school educators reaching millions of students worldwide.

We help educators prepare students to participate in civic life. Our tools help young people use their intellect, empathy, ethics, and choice to stand up to bigotry and hate in their own lives, communities, and schools.

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