Museum Of Tolerance Opens In New York
NEW YORK, NY – A NEW MULTIMEDIA STATE-OF-THE ART EDUCATIONAL FACILITY, Modeled after the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR SELF-GUIDED TOURS WITH A SPECIAL OPENING RECEPTION, Tuesday August 3rd, 2010 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at 226 E. 42nd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. THE MUSEUM focuses on exploring the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America, international human rights and the history of the Holocaust, FEATURING THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITS: The Power of Words - a film that demonstrates how modern-day figures used words to instill hope while extremists used that same power to incite hatred; The Point of View Diner - a cyber-café that screens scenarios that portray escalating conflict; The Millennium Machine - a media presentation that focuses on pressing global human rights issues such as the exploitation of women and children and refugees; The Hall of Memory - a theater that presents a thought provoking film, In Our Time, where the participants witness examples of genocide in the 20th & 21st centuries and reflect upon the lessons of history for today. Exhibits are recommended for adults and students ages 12 and up.
The SimonWiesenthalCenter is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino). The Center is located on 226 East 42nd Street In New York City.