STERLING — Sterling Public Library and Sterling Public Schools are bringing the Mobile Museum of Tolerance to the parking lot of Sterling High School next week.
Developed in conjunction with the Midwestern Office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Illinois State Board of Education, it is a free, traveling museum and classroom that aims to inspire people to speak out against anti-Semitism, bullying, racism, intolerance, and hatred.
The public is invited to visit the lot at 1608 Fifth St. Tuesday from 3-5pm and Thursdays from 3-5pm to learn how ordinary people have the power to create positive change in their communities, or enforcers of hate and violence, through the lens of the Holocaust, the library said in a press release.
There will be short films about bystanders of anti-Semitic violence in Nazi Germany and about those who stood up to hate and rescue victims of the Holocaust. The discussion will bring those roles into the modern age, helping participants understand that they need to play an active role in preventing hate and fostering tolerance in their communities, the release said.
Admission is free.
To view the museum’s contents online, visit www.mmot.com.