Training Seminar Invitation

JULY 3RD 2024

Training Seminar for Canadian Educators: Antisemitism and Racism in the Age of Social Media

By Montreal Holocaust Museum

Are you a Canadian educator? Do you face questions about antisemitism and racism in your classroom? Do you want to better equip yourself to tackle these sensitive issues?
Join our training seminar for Canadian educators from Wednesday, July 3, to Friday, July 5, 2024, at the Montreal Holocaust Museum, located at 5151 chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine.


The application period is open. Submit your application before April 15; space is limited, and selections will be made from all received applications.
You will be notified by email by the end of April if your application is accepted. You must confirm your spot by paying the seminar fees as will be instructed in the acceptance email.


– $50 for Montreal Metropolitan Area residents
– $175 for those living outside the Montreal Metropolitan Area


Registration fees include a subsidy for:
– Three days of training
– Breakfasts and lunches
– Organized outings
– Educational materials

Participants from outside the Montreal Metropolitan Area, the subsidy covers:
– Three nights in a hotel (double occupancy)
– A contribution towards part of the travel expenses to Montreal (details provided upon registration confirmation).

Not covered by the subsidy:
– For all participants, evening meals.
– For Montreal Metropolitan Area residents, local transportation and accommodation.
– For participants from outside the Montreal Metropolitan Area, you may reserve a single occupancy room for an additional $200 for the three nights.


After completing the seminar, you will gain:
– A deeper understanding of antisemitism, racism, and the challenges posed by social media.
– A wide range of resources for discussing these issues in the classroom.
– Tools to deconstruct antisemitism and racism and to combat misinformation.
– Connections with a network of educators across Canada.


The seminar is structured around daily themes:
– Wednesday, July 3: The History of Antisemitism
Guest speaker Tal Bruttmann, historian specializing in antisemitism and the Holocaust.

– Thursday, July 4: Antisemitism, Racism, and Social Media
Guest speaker Katarina Soemer, distinguished researcher from the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University Bloomington.

– Friday, July 5: Deconstructing Antisemitism and Racism
Guest speaker Valentina Gaddi, doctoral student in sociology at the University of Montreal.

Activities over the three days include:
– Lectures by experts in antisemitism, racism, and online hate
– Training workshops and tool-sharing sessions led by university researchers and partner organizations such as Université de Sherbrooke, the Azrieli Foundation, Civix, Facing History, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the McCord Museum
– Workshops based on educational programs developed by the Museum, including exhibition tours and primary source analysis using objects and testimonies
– Testimonies from Holocaust survivors, in-person and a session with an interactive biography
– Exploratory visits throughout Montreal to reflect on teaching beyond the classroom

This seminar is made possible thanks to the financial support of The ASPER Foundation | The AZRIELI Foundation | Federation CJA