Ashes in the Snow

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
boy and girl in the snow

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S010 (Tsai Auditorium)

Please join the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation for a free professional development opportunity for middle school and high school educators and members of the community.

You are invited to a screening of the film Ashes in the Snow, the adaptation of the bestselling YA novel Between Shades of Gray; and a workshop focused on how you can use the movie and book to illustrate the historical significance of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Lithuanian deportation during WWII, and how they relate to current events. Workshop attendees will also have the chance to have a conversation with the Foundation’s Senior Fellow in Polish Studies, Dr. Włozimierz Batóg, who grew up in communist Poland and has directly experienced the transition to freedom.

This workshop will be particularly interesting to educators (and others) who engage and work with immigrant communities.

The workshop agenda includes:

* Welcome

* Screening of Ashes in the Snow (Directed by Marius A. Markevicius. 98 min. 2018 (Lithuania). Russian and Lithuanian, with English subtitles.)

* Workshop on Between Shades of Gray and Ashes in the Snow as tools for teaching about the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and the Deportations led by Dr. Bessette

* Conversation with Dr. Włozimierz Batóg, a witness of Polish communism

Co-sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and Penguin Young Readers.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.