Queensbury Theater and Holocaust Museum Houston to Offer ANNE FRANK: QUESTIONS AND PERSPECTIVES FOR TODAY Talk

Queensbury Theater and Holocaust Museum Houston to Offer ANNE FRANK: QUESTIONS AND PERSPECTIVES FOR TODAY Talk

In preparation of the opening of the Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman, Queensbury Theater in cooperation with Holocaust Museum Houston will offer a special educational presentation on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at Queensbury Theater, 12777 Queensbury Lane, Houston, Texas 77024, titled "Anne Frank: Questions and Perspectives for Today" and presented by Dr. Mary Lee Webeck Director of Education, Holocaust Museum Houston.

Anne Frank, a young girl who lived in Germany and eventually went into hiding in The Netherlands during the Nazi reign of terror, captured the imagination of people worldwide through her situation and her incredibly gifted diary writing. More than 70 years after Anne Frank wrote in her personal diary, her words, now in the form of one of the bestselling books in the world, continue to challenge.

Come to this evening event and explore Anne's history, what we know well and the parts of her experience after the hidden years. Anne's story creates a connection to self and in our conflicted world, a reason to consider identity and the decisions one makes. Together, we will consider: If Anne Frank were alive today, what would she tell us about the rest of her story, the parts she was not able to write and record? What would she say about today's world?

IF YOU GO:

Anne Frank: Questions and Perspectives for Today
A special presentation by Dr. Mary Lee Webeck
Director of Education, Holocaust Museum Houston
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Queensbury Theater, 12777 Queensbury Lane, Houston, Texas 77024
Reservations are strongly suggested and may be made by calling: 713-467-4497 or you may email boxoffice@queensburytheatre.org

About the speaker:
Dr. Mary Lee Webeck is the Director of Education at Holocaust Museum Houston. Prior to joining the Museum in 2006, Mary Lee served on the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin and Purdue University and taught at the elementary and middle levels in Indiana public schools. Mary Lee previously served as a school assessor for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Europe. Dr. Webeck is a National Board Certified Teacher. In her 7 years as a public school teacher, she won numerous awards, including Indiana Social Studies Teacher of the Year, Law Related Education Teacher of the Year and the prestigious Milken Educator Award. Mary Lee served on the Executive Board of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies and as a member of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics Standing Committee. Dr. Webeck created and taught the course "People and Genocide: Choices" at The University of Texas at Austin as a Signature Course for incoming freshman from colleges across the campus. In the fall of 2017 Dr. Webeck will return to teach a course she developed at the University of Houston, "Us and Them: Decision Making in Complex Cultures". For many years, Mary Lee worked closely with the Center for Civic Education and Texas Law Focused Education as a mentor at the National Academy and director of institutes in Texas, Arizona and Virginia. Dr. Webeck's scholarship focuses on civic education, teacher development, Holocaust and genocide education, and aesthetically focused educational approaches. Her work appears in Social Studies and the Young Learner, Action in Teacher Education, Arts and Learning Research Journal, International Education, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, and Kappa Delta Pi Record as well as in numerous book chapters. Today Mary Lee serves as a Board Member for the State Bar of Texas, Law Focused Education, on the A+ Unlimited Potential Schools, and as an national advisor on the Smithsonian's Tolerance in Motion project. She is a frequent conference presenter, recognized for her work in Holocaust and genocide education, teacher development, innovative educational practices and arts integration. Mary Lee enjoys the opportunity to travel to Holocaust sites and memorials to teach and to learn with others. She has led two recent trips for Houstonians to Holocaust sites in Austria, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, and Poland.


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