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November 2021

The Healing Power of Music

November 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As educators continue to move through this time of uncertainty and loss, they are seeking ways to provide increased social-emotional support to students. Music--an indelible part of cultures around the world-is used to commemorate, to celebrate, to express emotions, to heighten mood, to tell stories and to heal. Research confirms music can be used as a restorative and therapeutic tool that fosters resilience.

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December 2021

Making a New Life: The Courage of a Refugee – Upcoming Live Virtual Field Trip

December 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Premiere: December 9 at 1pm EST
Grades 3-9
Join us for a Virtual Field Trip that will dive into the history and legacy of the Kindertransport and explore with students what it means to be a refugee. Hear how refugees adjust to their new homes and cultures and celebrate the strength people can have in times of great change.

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New Animated Film for Young Students Explores Refugee Displacement and the Power of Music to Inspire Hope, Healing

December 10, 2021

Today marks the 83rd anniversary of the arrival of the first Kindertransport to the United Kingdom. This rescue operation saved 10,000 child refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe.

As part of the commemoration, USC Shoah Foundation has produced an animated short film, “Music Dreams,” based on the story of Lisa Jura, a young Holocaust survivor who in 1938 escaped from Vienna to London on the Kindertransport.

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