Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA) is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.
BECA’s mission is to provide quality bilingual education to the educationally disenfranchised while fostering meaningful cultural exchange. Their model is built on partnership between Hondurans committed to quality, progressive education and international volunteers interested in a truly meaningful cultural collaboration. BECA is made up of 3 community-run schools, 600+ students, 175 graduates, 230+ program alumni.
- Travel stipends are available on a case-by-case basis as well as needs-based scholarships to ensure that anyone who wants to make this commitment can do so.
- There is no fee to volunteer with us and applicants need not be certified teachers or fluent Spanish speakers.
- BECA provides shared living accommodation; a daily food stipend, temporary residency status, 6-week Intensive Summer Teaching Training, ongoing teacher support, and professional development opportunities.
** Volunteers are responsible for their flights to Honduras, health insurance to cover them while they are in country (if needed), and background check costs.
There are still some spots left if you wish to attend the trip! Get your tickets now before all the spots are gone!
Alicia Swords and Jessye Cohen-Filipic will be holding honors advising hours next Monday evening, March 25 in the honors lounge.
Below is information about times and how to sign up for a slot:
Cohen-Filipic: Students with last names A-J
Swords: Students with last names K-Z
Sign up for a time slot here: www.tinyurl.com/CohenFilipic
Or stop by, but know you may need to wait a few minutes
Sign up for a time slot here: https://calendly.com/aliciaswords
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR THE SPRING 2019 TRIP TO NYC! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!
Read poster below for more information!
Join The Jewish Studies Program at Ithaca College as they present: Jewish Ghetto Photography. Judith Cohen, Chief Acquisitions Curator, from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will be presenting! This talk is free and open to the public!
German photographers took the best-known and vast majority of Holocaust photography, including iconic images such as “the Warsaw ghetto boy” and the selections at Auschwitz. In this talk, Judith Cohen will examine the ways in which our visualization of the Holocaust largely comes from a Nazi lens and discuss how the work of Jewish ghetto photographers can expand our vision, capturing aspects of life that were hidden from the Germans and introducing layers of ambiguity and nuance. How do photos taken by professional and amateur Jewish photographers in the ghettos differ from better-known ones taken by the Nazis? Does it matter who took the photo or just what appears in the image?
Judith Cohen is the Chief Acquisitions Curator of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She is a graduate of Harvard University and received her MA from Brandeis. She originally came to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 to work on the exhibition “Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto” before moving to the Photo Archives, where she served as director before becoming head of the curatorial acquisitions and the reference branch. She has curated web exhibits and written and co-authored articles on the Museum’s collection entitled: “Memento Mori: Photographs from the Grave”; “Three Approaches to Exploring the Höcker Album”; “Jewish Ghetto Photographers”; “The Mantello Rescue Mission”, and “Roman Vishniac: A Different Kind of Holocaust Photographer”.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Rebecca Lesses email@example.com or (607) 274-3556. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.