Archived Presentation Now AvailableHolocaust survivor, historian and author Gerda Weissmann Klein spoke to students at the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium in Battle Creek on Monday, April 16, 2007, 11:00 AM EDT. The event was streamed via the Internet and Internet2.
Watch the Windows Media archived webcast.
A dynamic and passionate speaker, Gerda Klein does more than just tell the story of her struggle and survival during the Holocaust. She challenges students to "stand up" to the same type of discrimination and extremism that befell the Jews of Europe.
During the current school year 2006-2007, thousands of K12 students across Michigan and throughout the United States have been involved in activities connected to All But My Life.
Many students have interacted with Mrs. Klein via videoconferencing as part of the "Stand Up, Speak Out, Lend a Hand" program, http://magpi.org/programs/klein.html, a 60-day service learning challenge in which students are encouraged "to STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, and LEND A HAND against extremism and hunger!" The April 16th presentation was the culmination of these activities.
While 2000 students were on hand in Battle Creek to see and hear Mrs. Klein, this group represented only a fraction of all students who wanted to attend.
In response to this need, Merit Network, in collaboration with Internet2, Battle Creek Public Schools, Lakeview School District, Calhoun Intermediate School District, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Klein Foundation made the Internet/Internet2 broadcast stream available free of charge.
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