Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Teens tour Museum of Tolerance

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on May 20, 2013

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Teens tour Museum of Tolerance

Club teens got a firsthand look at topics ranging from the Holocaust to terrorism when they visited the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles on March 28. In a three-and-a-half-hour tour, more than 20 teens had the opportunity to see interactive exhibits that look at the dynamics of prejudice and discrimination throughout history.

“It was a highly impactful field trip for our teens,” said advisor LaCresha McManus.

The teens were very interested in one of the museum’s newer exhibits, which described the effects of bullying. The interactive station allowed the teens to interview the bully, bystanders and the bullied. They found the Holocaust exhibits to be the most interesting. One of the most impactful exhibits in the museum was Hitler’s First Anti-Semitic Writing exhibit, added LaCresha.

“All of the students have learned about the Holocaust in school, but this event had a deeper impact on them as the museum strives to bring history to the heart of its viewers,” LaCresha said. “Even after leaving the museum, our teens were eager to learn more about the Holocaust. Some of them even did their end of the year projects on the effects of the Holocaust past and present. It gave them a new understanding for hatred in the world, and I believe they are trying to get the ball rolling on spreading love instead of hate.”

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