Countering Intolerance in Co-Curricular Spaces

 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  University -  University
Estimated completion time:
 0.75 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
Subject Area:
 Character Education, Civics & Government, Ethics, Freshman Seminar

Students will define and identify intolerance and its connection to other forms of hate and bigotry, draw evidence from audiovisual testimony on the topic of racism and antisemitism, and develop an action plan to increase meaningful human connection on campus.

This activity uses testimony from Jewish survivor Elena Nightingale and liberator Leon Bass from the Holocaust collection and Silja Vanier in the Contemporary Antisemitism collection of the Visual History Archive.


About the Co-Author

Blake N. Humphrey served as student body president of West Virginia University and participated in the inaugural Intercollegiate Diversity Congress and Summit in 2017. During his time as student body president, Blake became a national leader in the promotion of college and textbook affordability. As part of his efforts, he collaborated with USC Shoah Foundation staff to create three open educational resources for WVU freshmen focused on the promotion of tolerance, civility, and empathy.