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why this matters A SPEAKER SERIES Why does learning about antisemitism matter? What about media literacy? Join the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum in August for a series of four virtual lectures called “Why This Matters.” The first three programs lead up to a sneak peek of the new St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, opening in summer 2022. Why is this new museum of crucial importance for the St. Louis community and beyond? Join us in August to find out. AUGUST 5 “Defining Antisemitism and Why it Matters” Director of Government Affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center Mark Weitzman will discuss antisemitism and its contemporary global rise. AUGUST 10 “The Vital Need for Holocaust Education” Ariel Behrman of ADL and Jesse Tannetta of Echoes & Reflections will look at the vital need for Holocaust education locally and nationwide as well as the concerning lack of Holocaust knowledge among young people. AUGUST 19 “Context Means Everything: Questions We Might Ask Each Time We Access Media” Founder & President of Gateway Media Literacy Partnership, Inc. Jessica Brown will discuss the importance of media literacy and ways to critically analyze and access media. AUGUST 26 “Why Our Region Needs a Holocaust Museum: Introducing the New St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum” World-renowned museum designer Patrick Gallagher will provide a sneak peek of the planned expansion of the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. This can’t-miss program will mark the first time these exciting plans have been revealed to our community. The programs are free of charge and will take place on Zoom. Learn more and register at StlHolocaustMuseum.org/why-this-matters.