Acting Righteously in Times of Danger

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

4:30-6:30 p.m.

McCullough Social Space (seating limited to 100)

When others are threatened in times of danger, what is it that moves us to rise to the occasion and risk our own safety and those closest to us?

How do we foster tolerance, understanding, empathy and courage?

Acting Righteously in Times of Danger is a program that will engage Middlebury College students in that conversation, facilitated by educators from Facing History and Ourselves. They will introduce selections from the film Two Who Dared, to be followed by both small and large group discussions.

This program is made possible by Middlebury College French School alumna Cookie Tager MA ’66  to honor the memory and courage of her host family in Paris, Pasteur Pierre and Helene Gagnier, who were awarded the designation “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem-The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, for their efforts in saving Jews in France during World War II.

The program will include remarks by Cookie Tager and by the Gagniers’ granddaughter Sabine Gagnier, who works for Amnesty International in France.

Acting Righteously in Times of Danger is a program of The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life.

Seating is limited to the first 100 guests.  Refreshments will be served.