Mobile Museum of Tolerance Comes to D91
On March 4 and 5, Forest Park Middle School (FPMS) hosted the Mobile Museum of Tolerance (MMOT), a new educational initiative developed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) to empower educators and students to confront hate, bigotry and anti-Semitism. The state-of-the-art bus, fitted with interactive tech and theater seating, brings engaging and powerful lessons about Civil Rights and the Holocaust directly to schools and communities across the state of Illinois.
Illinois is the first state in the country with access to the MMOT and District 91 is one of the first school districts to host it.
"This is absolutely essential for our community," said Dr. Lou Cavallo, Superintendent of Schools for District 91. "The Mobile Museum of Tolerance visit fits perfectly with our Equity Imperative mission of nurturing dialogue around all issues of inequity."
Although the vehicle has seating for over thirty, due to COVID restrictions and District 91 policies, only a small number of people were allowed on the bus at any one time wearing masks and practicing social distancing. On Thursday, administrators, teachers and guests took the opportunity to visit the MMOT. Board of Education President Kyra Tyler and Board Secretary Shannon Wood also participated in Thursday's visit.