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NYMC Welcomes Human Rights Institute for Middle School Student Leaders to Campus

a group of middle school students at Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center Annual Meeting

NYMC was pleased to host the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center Third Annual Human Rights Institute for Middle School Student Leaders on campus on November 14 and 16. More than 120 seventh grade students from area middle schools, both public and private, attended presentations and workshops focused on the importance of confronting prejudice and discrimination and becoming upstanders rather than bystanders. A highlight of the event was a special presentation by Sheila Arnold, chief executive officer and lead performer of History's Alive! Ms. Arnold, a storyteller and historical character interpreter, portrayed Betsy Costner, a 19th century slave who was freed after the Civil War, sharing her hardships and remarkable strength under horrific conditions.