October 2011: Students In North Carolina Make Donation To EIHR
The cast of Anne Frank and Me
In October of 2011, a group of young actors from Winston-Salem/Forsyth county in North Carolina produced the play Anne Frank and Me. Called The Baker's Dozen, these high schoolers produce plays completely on their own and donate the profits to different charities. For this special play, they consulted with their teacher Laurie Schaefer for the appropriate group to receive the money they raised. They chose to support The Educator's Institute for Human Rights in Rwanda for the work being done to train educators in Rwanda to teach about genocide. In two amazing performances, they raised over $2,000 to support the Institute and also made hundreds of people aware of the work going on in Rwanda and the need to continue genocide education and train teachers. Since one of the issues in the play was about Holocaust denial, the group's donation to the EIHR shows that they are doing their part to educate and combat hate. Please check out their Facebook page by clicking here.