Dear Mr. Deegan,
Who would’ve imagined the small town of Easton, Pennsylvania as the perfect location for an intersection of education, history and communication? While we typically think of Easton as the spot for great Friday night football, bakery pizza and Crayola crayons, an upcoming community event will surely make the city stand out in new ways.
On November 16th, the Center for Holocaust Education, a small nonprofit organization based in Easton, will host its second annual Holocaust Education and Communication Conference. This weekend-long conference will allow the CHE’s summer fellows to present their research on communication about the Holocaust to the community. More than sixteen fellows will talk about their interests in communicating about the Holocaust, providing Easton locals with new perspectives on a rarely discussed topic.
The Holocaust Education and Communication Conference began last year when one of our board members, Janell Nieder, thought the hard-working CHE fellows deserved recognition for their accomplishments. She wanted to provide them with a forum to discuss their research findings and the opportunity to engage with an interested audience. The creation of this conference has helped Janell recruit some of CHE’s most inspiring fellows.
Ticket fees for the weekend will include accommodations at the Easton Hotel, meals and programs. With the cost of tickets being only $50.00 per person, this conference is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discuss both relevant and historical issues in our own town. In fact, all the proceeds from the conference tickets will go to local charities in Easton.
Janell will be available to discuss the upcoming conference, her role in organizing the weekend and a tour of the conference facility on Monday, October 12th or Tuesday, October 13th. If you would like to set up an interview with Janell, please call the CHE office at (610) 417-8346.
I will be in touch within the next few days to discuss the possibility of an interview. Thank you for your time.