Pathways for Teaching the Holocaust and Social Justice

Date: July 17 - 22, 2017
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Pathways for Teaching the Holocaust and Social Justice is an interactive seminar for educators teaching about the Holocaust, other genocides, and issues of social injustice. Experienced teacher-facilitators will guide participants, helping them bring the lessons of the past into their classroom in a way that resonates with students today. Participants will engage with primary sources and other thought-provoking instructional materials geared to help them make meaningful connections between the Holocaust, more recent genocides, and the civil rights issues currently facing our nation. Due to the generosity of The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI), the seminar, which includes trips to the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, The Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and the Islamic Center in Cincinnati, is offered at no cost to teachers. All meals are included. For those traveling from a distance, lodging at Xavier University will also be provided at no cost.


Applications for 2017 are now closed. Please check the site again in the fall or be in touch with the seminar leaders for information about 2018 programs.



Have questions about this program? Email Sue Fletcher


  • Sue Fletcher

    Sue Fletcher holds degrees from Ohio University and Arizona State, and has more than 20 years of experience teaching composition at the college and high school level. She incorporates Holocaust literature in her classroom work and frequently accompanies her students to Washington, DC, where they visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. A teacher-consultant for the Ohio University Appalachian Writing Project in Athens, Ohio, she believes strongly in the power of education to transform lives and the power of digital tools to convey stories of growth and change. Sue attended the Memorial Library Summer Seminar in 2009 and has been leading satellite seminars for TOLI since 2013. To read more about her accomplishments, go here.

  • Rosie Sansalone

    Rosie Sansalone attended the Memorial Library Summer Seminar in 2014. She teaches English at The Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she weaves the lessons of the Holocaust into her daily teaching. In 2011, Rosie received the Robert I. Goldman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education from the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, and in 2016, she joined activist Carl Wilkens on a study trip to Rwanda. Every year, Rosie’s students complete a yearlong social justice project that culminates in a book entitled, Hear My Story; Be My Voice, a collection of testimonies, as told by survivors of traumatic events to her students.


For more information about The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights (TOLI), please contact

TOLI is located at 58 East 79th Street in Manhattan. (get directions)