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Grout Museum exhibits examine prejudice and Dr. Seuss

March 28, 2017
Contact: 

Stephen J. Gaies, director, UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, 319-273-3870, stephen.gaies@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Grout Museum District and UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education (CHGE) will present “Facing Prejudice” and “Dr. Seuss Wants You” from April 4 through June 3 at the Grout Museum of History and Science located at 503 South St. in Waterloo.

“Facing Prejudice” encourages viewers to constructively examine the complexities of prejudice and stereotypes that reside in everyone. This unique exhibition takes viewers on a journey with questions, personal insights and factual statements that challenge and empower them to fight for understanding and tolerance in their everyday lives. This exhibit was a collaborative effort between the University of Cincinnati and UNI CHGE.

“Dr. Seuss Wants You” is an original exhibit that explores unexpected elements of the writing of Dr. Seuss, including examinations of often-ignored issues that confronted Americans during periods of war, such as isolationism, racism, anti-Semitism and willingness to appease. UNI CHGE created the exhibits for “Dr. Seuss Wants You.”

For more information, contact Stephen J. Gaies, director of UNI CHGE, at 319-273-3870, stephen.gaies@uni.edu or visit www.facebook.com/unichge.