The Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard has developed a curriculum as part of the Unitarian Universalist Association‘s Congregational Action Project accompanying the film’s release. Our new curriculum, We Who Defy Hate: An Interfaith Preparation for Social Justice Action, aims to build bridges between communities of different faiths, so together, they can defy hate, fear and discrimination, and take action for freedom, justice and solidarity.
It is a companion discussion series for Ken Burns’s PBS documentary, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War.
The film features an American Unitarian minister and his wife, Waitstill and Martha Sharp, who saved scores of lives across Europe during the WWII. When most Americans were turning a blind eye to the growing social injustice and totalitarian threat in Europe, the Unitarian Universalist Association was committed to saving as many people as possible.
We Who Defy Hate curriculum was developed by Dr. Jenice View, Social Justice Educator, in a Curriculum Incubator at the Fahs Collaborative, through generous funding from Artemis Joukowsky III and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset, NY.