Congratulations to our 2017 Gedenk Award for Tolerance recipients: Nasim Dalirifar, Anlan Du, Rachel Jibilian, Suzan Kim, Christina Lewis, and Grace Li.
Gedenk would like to thank all of the students that sent us their inspiring works this past year. We learned a lot about you and your tolerance-related matters and strongly believe that by sharing your stories with us via writings and artworks, we get to promote tolerance together.
The Gedenk Award for Tolerance, asks students to create original works of art or writing that reflect upon the lessons learned from the Holocaust and other genocides, and attempt to raise awareness of the importance of increasing tolerance to safeguard a peaceful society, Gedenk asks us to consider what we can all do to promote tolerance, learn from humanity’s mistakes, and determine how it is relevant to our world today.
We, at Gedenk, believe that by providing students outlets for self-expression arond tolerance, we increase the conversation about tolerance, teach ethnic understanding in schools, inspire to fight stereotypes, and create an anti-bias learning environment.
We would love to see the world with more tolerance, with behavior standards such as kindness, patience, courtesy, humility, love, self-control, and courage, in and outside the classroom.
A special thanks goes to our partners at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, it has been a pleasure taking the road of tolerance with you and your dedicated team, and to impact students education and social awareness together .
We are very much looking forward to meeting the 2017 Gedenk Award Winners in person, and to get to know them even better during the Gedenk Award Winners Interview, that we hold after the Carnegie Hall Award Ceremony on June 6th.
Miri Ben-Ari (CEO and Co-Founder) and the Gedenk team.