"I wanted to find out in what way the specialness of my experience could be made to connect me with other people instead of dividing me from them."
James Baldwin, The Discovery of What It Means to Be An American, 1959
A 45-minute educational version of I Shall Not Be Silent is available for schools. Please complete the contact form to inquire about screening the film at your school. The filmmakers also offer NEIGHBORS, an interactive workshop for grades 7-12 which synthesizes Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent and social justice education.
Each workshop begins with a screening of the 45 minute educational version of Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent and utilizes Rabbi Prinz’s story as the basis for discussion. Participants explore the development of Rabbi Prinz’s complex social identity as depicted in the documentary. Then, participants are lead through a social identity education process to identify and explore each of their own multiple social identities (also called intersectionality). The group then begins to consider how each individual can work for social justice as a neighbor, inspired by the example of Rabbi Prinz.
R Squared Productions developed the workshop in collaboration with Dr. Khyati Joshi, an expert on social justice education and Professor of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
To inquire about the NEIGHBORS workshop for schools, please complete the contact form on this website.