What We Do

The Anne Frank Center USA

The Anne Frank Center USA  

Public Programs

The numbers are sometimes staggering: 62 million girls worldwide who should be in school and are not; 939 active hate groups in America alone; the fact that 2/3rds of European Jews feel antisemitism is still a “very big” or “fairly big” problem. The discrimination that Anne Frank and her family knew all too well is sadly still prevalent throughout the world, the vision set forth so beautifully in her diary still far from being achieved…

At The Anne Frank Center USA, we host a number of public programs designed to change this. In 2014, we served over 500 visitors by sponsoring 15 programs that tackled a range of topics on the need for tolerance from a reading with Clay Risen, author of The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, to a panel discussion in San Francisco on LGBT rights.

Our programs include our Human Rights Film Series, which analyses the impact of intolerance and discrimination on a wide range of groups in contemporary film, and our Writing and Resistance Literary Series, which examines the relationship between writing, struggle and self-discovery. In 2014, our screenings included the feature film Girl Rising, on the global campaign to educate girls and the power of education to transform societies, as well as a moving documentary, Carpati 50 Miles, 50 Years, which depicts the rich Jewish culture that once thrived in the Carpathian Mountains. For our literary events, we partnered with the Jewish Art Salon to feature authors Kathryn Hellerstein, Paul Glaser, and Anna Funder.

For more information about our events, including those in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War in Europe, please visit: http://annefrank.com/coming-events/

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