(St. Louis, July 28, 2023) – Beginning in August, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum will offer weekly public sessions in the Impact Lab, the Museum’s newest interactive, educational space.
The Impact Lab seeks to empower visitors to explore moments, both from the past and in the present when they may be confronted with hateful rhetoric and encourages them to act as Active Allies to stand up and speak out against injustice. The Museum defines an Active Ally as a person who takes action in instances of injustice, discrimination, and hate.
Ticketed public sessions will take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 2 pm, beginning August 9. During these sessions, a trained facilitator will guide participants through the Impact Lab’s three key experiences. These experiences cover topics like genocides and hate crimes, the Spiral of Hate, and becoming an Active Ally – all through the lens of the lessons of the Holocaust.
“At the Museum, we believe that educating visitors about the history and lessons of the Holocaust is a powerful tool in combating hate and prejudice,” said Helen Turner, Director of Education. “Our new weekly public sessions in the Impact Lab will provide participants with a unique opportunity to delve into the complexities of genocide, hate crimes, prejudice,
hate, and more. By learning from history, we can equip ourselves to be Active Allies, working together to promote a more tolerant and compassionate world.”
Tickets can be purchased on the Museum’s website. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for young adults, students, and members. Admission is free for Guardians of Remembrance members. Group Impact Lab experiences are available upon request. More information at STLHolocaustMuseum.org/Impact-Lab
The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is dedicated to using the history and lessons of the Holocaust to reject hatred, promote understanding, and inspire change. The Museum is open Wednesday-Monday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets, memberships, and group tour reservations are currently available. The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is a proud partner of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. The Federation founded the Museum in 1995 and nurtured and maintained it for 25 years. Learn more at www.StlHolocaustMuseum.org.