Flipping the Script: How Narrative Acts of Resistance during the Holocaust Can Teach Us To Tell Our Own True Stories

Date: June 6 - 10, 2022
Location: Tempe, Arizona
In eight days spanning two weeks, participants of the TOLI AZ Summer Seminar will explore storytelling as an act of resistance during the Holocaust, including the example of the Oyneg Shabbos Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto. We will be honored by testimonies of first, second, and third-generation Holocaust survivors and an Echoes and Reflections fellow will present “Choices Matter: Complicity and Action During the Holocaust.”
TOLI Arizona will bring into focus regional and contemporary social justice connections through resources from the Heard Museum to the State of Arizona Research Library archive as we also imagine and create possibilities in our classrooms, and Follet Arizona School Librarian of the Year (2016) Patricia Jimenez will share the many ways teachers can use graphic novels to teach hard history. The seminar will include a virtual field trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and an optional in-person local field trip. Our experiences will take us beyond our screens where we’ll gather each day to read, write, consider, connect, discuss, remember, and resist. This TOLI seminar is offered at no cost to educators.

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A valid credit card is required for a good faith deposit of $50. Your credit card will only be charged if you cancel less than 2 weeks before the seminar begins or withdraw without notice.

Please contact our Satellite Seminar coordinator, Wendy Zagray Warren, at wwarren@tolinstitute.org for more information.


  • Tricia Parker

    Since 2002 Tricia has taught English in Phoenix. She currently teaches all levels of English language learners at Thunderbird High School. Tricia has been an active part of the Central Arizona Writing Project since 2012. She attended the Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies (TOLI) Summer Seminar in 2015. Tricia is a committed Holocaust, genocide, and social justice educator. She writes, camps, gardens, and appreciates the deserts of the American Southwest.

  • Ashley Yap

    Ashley teaches English Language Arts at Chandler High School in Chandler, AZ, where she currently teaches 10th and 12th graders. She attended the TOLI NYC Summer Seminar in 2018. She is also proud to be a Teacher-Consultant with the Central Arizona Writing Project since 2013. Her professional interests include social justice literacies, culturally sustaining pedagogy, and youth participatory action research, amongst many, many others. In her non-working hours, she enjoys traveling, live music, podcasts, and hunting for her next food adventure.


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