Brundibar is the story of collective resistance to tyranny, a familiar tale of how a group of people can come together to defeat a bully. Kushner wrote, “Brundibár offers inspiration to action, and exhortation. Be brave, and you can make bullies behave! Rely on friends! Make common cause, build communities, organize and resist! And tyrants of all kinds, in every generation, can be and must be made to fall.” What makes people, adults and children alike, behave courageously and stand up for what is right? What does it take to nurture and encourage “upstanders” – in our schools, workplaces, and government?
Special guest: Doc Miller, Facing History and Ourselves, Teacher and Senior Associate for Professional Development