The Butterfly Project Updates


Introducing In Our Hands Teacher Training: The Butterfly Project’s New Endeavor   Did you know that The Butterfly Project is spreading its wings even wider and embarking on a new endeavor? We are, and we’re so excited to officially announce it! Called In Our Hands Teacher Training, our brand new ½ day teacher-training program represents a significant step for The Butterfly Project.   Globalizing a local experience As we...

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A Wake-Up Call From Charlottesville

A Wake-Up Call From Charlottesville


Posted By on Aug 28, 2017

A Wake-Up Call From Charlottesville By Joe Fab, director of Paper Clips and co-director of NOT The Last Butterfly   Can it be only nine months ago that we were celebrating our just-completed screening of NOT The Last Butterfly at the Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville? Can it be only nine months ago that Cheryl and I, along with composer Charlie Barnett, basked in the warmth of an attentive movie audience, the friendly...

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A Special Thank You to Our Education Team   The Butterfly Project has many champions without whom this work would not be possible. But amongst all of our supporters, we want to take time this month to recognize a special group of women who stand out for all of their hard work, dedication, and tireless commitment to sharing The Butterfly Project’s message with students across the country.   The Education Team The Butterfly...

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Yom HaShoah Commemorations By Christine Tomasello, Director of Operations   In 2017, The Butterfly Project’s wings spread far and wide by participating in Yom HaShoah and Holocaust Remembrance events around the country. Several schools, JCCs, and community organizations from 16 different cities across the US incorporated The Butterfly Project in their Yom HaShoah activities, bringing people together to paint butterflies in...

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The Importance of Holocaust Education By Joe Fab, director of Paper Clips   One of the reasons that making Paper Clips was such a joy is that I spent so much time in that middle school in rural Tennessee where children were learning! And in this case, they were learning about something that I’m sure all those reading this believe is critically important: the Holocaust. But I didn’t realize back in the early 2000’s just how poorly...

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50 States Initiative

50 States Initiative


Posted By on Jan 24, 2017

NEW CAMPAIGN SEEKS TO MANDATE ​HOLOCAUST EDUCATION IN ALL 50 STATES   Partnering with award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Fab, Executive Director Cheryl Rattner Price and The Butterfly Project are calling for all 50 states to mandate Holocaust education in the public schools, to combat a rise in hate crimes nationwide that spiked around the presidential election. In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday,...

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