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Human rights, Holocaust education & the spark behind LIGHT | Teachers' Lounge Podcast

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LIGHT Education Initiative
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LIGHT founder & director, Nick Haberman

On a new Teachers’ Lounge, Nick Haberman! He’s a high school social studies teacher & the founder of the LIGHT Education Initiative. LIGHT stands for Leadership through Innovation in Genocide & Human rights Teaching. The initiative is part of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh but works with schools all over the place.

The initiative is meant to be a movement to empower students to become leaders in their own community in Holocaust, genocide & human rights education. Remember these tragedies and try to advocate for real change in their schools and beyond.

If you’ve never listened to Teachers’ Lounge before, our show is based on an idea -- we’ve all had teachers in our lives who shaped who we are. And we want to hear about the teachers who inspired you or deserve a spotlight in your community. Every educator we have on this podcast, whether teacher, coach, counselor or professor, is nominated by our listeners.

So, tell us about the person who comes to your mind. Shoot us an email and nominate an educator at teacherslounge@niu.edu and they could be on the podcast! And subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to speed on everything to do with the show.

Also, Teachers’ Lounge is now on the radio! The podcast won’t change one bit, but you can now catch the show as an hour-long radio program every month on WNIJ. We’ll have multiple guests, stories, and new segments to hear. Our next episode airs on Friday, October 28th at 11 a.m. on 89-5 FM and right here WNIJ.org. Tune in on the last Friday of the month at the same time for future episodes.

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SHOW NOTES

Educator(s) in this episode:

Nick Haberman

Music: Our show's theme music is from the northern Illinois-based band "Kindoves" and their songs "Popn," "Origins" and "Quiche." You can find more of their music on their Soundcloud page. You can also listen to the episode of WNIJ's own Sessions from Studio A where they were featured.

Teachers! People who know teachers! People with stories about teachers! Send us an email and be part of the show! Also, send us your topic recommendations: teacherslounge@niu.edu

Peter joins WNIJ as a graduate of North Central College. He is a native of Sandwich, Illinois.