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Prepare to bring the Center’s spring 2017 annual K-12 Human Rights Art Contest and Grades 7-12 Human Rights Poetry Contest to your classroom by attending this one time workshop on empowering student voice through the study and creation of art and poetry.
Liz Elsby, artist-in-residence and guest lecturer at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel
“I have been illustrating and painting since I was a little girl growing up in the United States. I moved to Israel in 1984 and served as a graphic artist in the Israel Defense Forces from 1985 to 1987. After my release from military service, I attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, graduating in 1991 with a degree in illustration and graphic design. Since then, I have worked as an illustrator, artist, and mum. In 1996, I was the Courtroom Artist present at the trial of Yigal Amir, who assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. My illustrations of the trial were seen daily on Israel TV channel one, as well as on CNN, CBS, and in various Israeli newspapers.”
Diane Williams, Idaho educator
Diane Williams has been a teacher in the Boise Area for over 24 years. She has her Masters of Literacy from Boise State University, is a Boise State Writing Project Fellow, a member of the Holocaust Educators Network, a Fulbright Fellow, American Pioneer Teacher of the year, finalist for the 2015 Klingenstein Teaching Award, recipient of Fund for the Teachers Grant, and an Idaho Human Rights Educator of the Year. Diane has led processional development workshops on the topics of writing, social justice and Holocaust education on both a state and national level.