NAPERVILLE – Residents will have the opportunity to tour the Mobile Museum of Tolerance when it makes a stop in Naperville at the beginning of November.
State Senator Laura Ellman (D-Naperville) and State Representative Janet Yang Rohr (D-Naperville) have teamed up to host the museum Nov. 1 – 3 at the 95th Street Library, located at 3015 Cedar Glade Drive in Naperville. The museum will be open to the public noon to 6 p.m. all three days.
“The Mobile Museum of Tolerance is a fantastic resource, and I’m thrilled to host it in our community,” Ellman said. “The lesson of how important it is to stand up to hate and protect our fellow humans is timeless, and the MMOT has been tireless in its effort to bring that lesson to communities across the state.”
The MMOT is an educational initiative through the Simon Wiesenthal Center, named for Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal. Wiesenthal dedicated his life to the promotion of Holocaust memory and education.
The first of its kind in the United States, the MMOT brings world-class learning experiences to communities across Illinois. Its purpose is to empower people of all ages and backgrounds to promote human dignity and to stand up against antisemitism, bullying, racism, hate and intolerance.
"The Mobile Museum of Tolerance is a safe space for us to speak to students, educators and communities about tolerance and our responsibility to stand up against hate,” said Alison Pure-Slovin, Midwest region director for the Simon Wiesenthal Center. “The hope is that those who experience our workshops can leave with an understanding of how they can take small steps in their everyday interactions to make the world a better place.”
October 26, 2021 at 05:55PM