NYMC Hosts Fourth Annual Human Rights Institute for Middle School Student Leaders
NYMC was pleased to host the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center's Fourth Annual Human Rights Institute for Middle School Student Leaders on campus on November 8, 13 and 15.
More than 300 seventh grade students and 18 high school facilitators from area schools, both public and private, attended presentations and workshops with the themes "Respecting the Individual" and "How to Be an Upstander" to focus on the importance of confronting prejudice and discrimination.
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, welcomed the youngsters to campus. A highlight of the event was a special presentation by Sheila Arnold, chief executive officer and lead performer of History's Alive!, who portrayed Betsy Costner, a 19th century slave who was freed after the Civil War.