Racelle Weiman screens Emmy nominated documentary on global communities
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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2009) — A speaker who focuses on inclusiveness and tolerance will be screening her Emmy nominated documentary “Finding Family” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Tennessee Tech University. The event, to be held in TTU’s Clement Hall, Room 212, is titled “Outsiders and Insiders: Creating an Inclusive Global Community.”
Racelle Weiman, vice president of the interreligious, intercultural and international Dialogue Institute at Temple University, has received national acclaim and awards for interactive multimedia museum exhibitions and has written numerous textbooks. She co-authors curriculum and teacher training and appears on radio, TV and in the print media worldwide.
Weiman heads global education and program development. Prior to her current work, she was the founding director of the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio.
She was on the faculty of the University of Haifa, Israel, where she taught and developed projects for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs relating to tolerance education, interfaith relations, and Holocaust studies, and was a Professional Ethics Fellow at the Technion.
A producer of several award-winning documentary films and a National Emmy finalist (CBS TV, 2004), she also is a senior research consultant for the BBC.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Jewish Studies from UCLA and a master’s and doctorate from Temple University in religion and the Holocaust. Her post-doctoral research includes Fletchers’ School of Diplomacy at Tufts University in conflict resolution, exploring the religious elements in conflict, and the Program on Negotiation at Harvard University.