Re: [Cz-L] SELMA, named after Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger, project of the Organization Initiative step21

From: Marianne Hirsch <>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 08:36:29 -0400
To: Miriam Taylor <>
Reply-to: Marianne Hirsch <>

This is fascinating! I suggest we place a link to their website on our
website and vice versa, so people who are undertaking their projects
find out more about Selma's city of origin,


On May 16, 2008, at 12:48 PM, Miriam Taylor wrote:

> I have received an inquiry from a philanthropic organization in
> Hamburg
> Germany, named Initiative 21, as to whether our mailing list might be
> interested in one of their projects named SELMA, after Selma Meerbaum
> -Eisinger. For the last 10 years, this organization has supported the
> development of tolerance, self reliance and civil courage in
> children and
> young adults. Current projects aim to motivate the young people to
> actively
> oppose discrimination and intolerance.
> Project SELMA encompasses three steps on the way to greater tolerance:
> The Europe-wide writing competition [Why should I care about Selma],
> The teaching package [Chasak - be strong] and the attached bus-tour
> [STEP on TOUR] create a present-day approach to Anti-Semitism and
> racism.
> Each of the steps of the project motivates the young people to
> become active
> themselves against discrimination.
> The point of departure and the center of the project, is the
> Czernowitz poet
> Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger. [Why should I care], have asked more than
> 500 young
> people between the ages of 10 and 21 from Germany, Austria, Luxemburg,
> Switzerland and Italy. The variety of their answers extended from 4
> lines to
> many pages.
> There is a further description of the material used and available
> from this
> organization.
> Their teaching packet will be used also on the bus-tour [STEP on
> TOUR] in
> June 2008 on one to two day workshops in schools and youth centers in
> Germany.
> They ask whether their project is of interest to this mailing list and
> should the answer be positive, they are ready to send us further
> information.
> I do not know whether to ask them to send the information to the
> list, to me
> privately, or whether those of us who are interested should write to
> them
> individually.
> Mimi
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