Holocaust – Never forget

By:  Diane Benjamin World-wide Holocaust remembrance day was last Saturday.  This short video from a survivor proves why we can’t ever forget what happened. Below are two more of the essays from the kids who went to Auschwitz last summer with the local Diversity project.  This is the fifth story I’ve printed with their essays.  […]

Auschwitz story #2

If you missed the first story, the local Diversity project took a group of young people to Auschwitz/Birkenau  last summer.  The participants have been writing about the experience, their stories are worth sharing.  I will continue to post them occasionally. See the first story HERE ______________ I’ll never find the right words to describe the series […]

Auschwitz – Diversity Project

I’m going to occasionally print something different. The McLean County Diversity Project was started in 2002.  This year 23 students were chosen to participate, they range from 6th to 12th grade.  See the Project website here:  http://mcleancountydiversity.org/Jeff_Schwartz.html Last summer the group traveled to Auschwitz/Birkenau.  The group spent months studying and preparing for the trip.  An Auschwitz survivor […]

Thursday and More

By:  Diane Benjamin On Thursday, January 7th, I will be speaking at the Guns Save Lives meeting in Peoria.  If you want more information, click here:  http://www.gunssavelife.com/?ai1ec_event=gsl-peoria-meeting&instance_id=7294 ____________________________________ Back in November, I wrote about participating in The Diversity Project with Colleen Reynolds from WJBC:  https://blnnews.com/2015/11/02/hope-for-the-future/ The guy who runs the program, Jeff Schwartz – former […]

Hope for the future

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday I participated in an event titled “The Diversity of Perspective”.  Junior High and High School kids from many different schools are in this group to learn.  They meet every Sunday to listen and ask questions of speakers with different views on a given subject.  Yesterday’s topic was: Who are Media? . […]