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Silverman Latin American Institute

Application for the 2020 Silverman Latin American Institute

The Silverman Latin American Institute, supported by Lt. David L. Silverman Endowment Fund, will bring together 30 educators from Latin America and the United States to study the Holocaust, human rights, and social justice. Working together between a number of countries, they will create networks that will enhance ongoing collaborations. The all expense-paid summer institute includes travel, lodging, and meals, and will take place at Holocaust Museum Houston in Houston, Texas.

The Silverman Latin American Institute will be bilingual in English and Spanish.

A selection committee will choose educators and those interested in advocacy who want to learn more about the Holocaust, social justice, and human rights and how to teach about this history. Those selected will be designated as 2020 Silverman Fellows. Once accepted to this prestigious fellowship, participants attend a four–day institute designed to immerse them in historical and pedagogical content.There are reading requirements before the institute and several tasks to complete during. 

The inaugural Silverman Latin American Institute will take place July 14-17, 2020, and will be held in The Boniuk Center for the Future of Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education and in the galleries at Holocaust Museum Houston, Lester and Sue Smith Campus, located at 5401 Caroline Street Houston, Texas 77004. Fellows who travel will arrive in Houston July 13, 2020 and will depart on July 17, 2020. 

Only those applicants who commit to attending the entire institute will be accepted.

Educators who teach at a university level or educators in middle or secondary school art (Visual and Music), English/language arts, history, science, social studies and speech are encouraged to apply for the Silverman Latin American Institute. We also welcome applicants who are interested in related work in advocacy. 

Contact Us:
Michelle Tovar
Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline Street
Houston, TX  77004
Phone: 713-527-1630

Application due:
May 1, 2020