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2015 Annual Middle School Conference


September 22, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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2015 Annual Middle School Conference

Wednesday, October 28, 2015,
9:30 a.m. Р1 p.m. 

Theme: Building Leadership Skills Through Advocacy 

Maria Cruz Lee

Guest Speaker: Maria Cruz Lee from Define American

Location: Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County
Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY

Due to the heavy volume of schools interested in attending the 2015 Middle School conference registration is now closed as we have reached maximum attendance capacity. However, if there are any schools who wanted to attend but didn’t get to register please contact Tracy Garrison-Feinberg at (516) 571-8040 about scheduling a separate program for your school at HMTC.

For over a decade, HMTC has sponsored a conference for middle school students to encourage them to stand up to intolerance and to create a climate in their school that is welcoming and safe for everyone. The theme for this year’s conference is Building Leadership Skills Through Advocacy.

The guest speaker will be Maria Cruz Lee, strategic operations director of Define American, a media and culture organization using the power of stories to transcend politics and shift the conversation around immigrants, identity and citizenship in a changing America. Maria is responsible for directing the implementation of Define American’s initiatives and developing new programs. She holds a B.A. in media from CUNY Hunter College and served as Special Assistant to former Commissioner Fatima Shama in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) during the Bloomberg Administration.

Middle school students from Nassau and Suffolk County are invited to attend the conference, which will take place at HMTC. Maximum attendance is 150 participants, so please register early! We recommend that teachers select 5-10 students involved in leadership programs and we encourage you to bring ideas for school and community action groups.

There is no fee to attend. For questions and more information please call (516) 571-8040.


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