The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect uses the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as unique tools to advance her legacy, to educate young people and communities in the U.S. about the dangers of intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination, and to inspire the next generation to build a world based on mutual respect. Historically, the AFC has long-established roots and a universal message that spans geographic and political borders. Our predecessor organization, the Anne Frank Foundation, originated in New York City in 1959 and began as American Friends of the Anne Frank House, with Anne’s father, Otto Frank, as our President. He sought to raise awareness of Anne’s story and funding for the House in Amsterdam, which was opened to the public in 1960.
Arts Education Programming:
By deepening students’ knowledge of Anne Frank and WWII, our programs draw connections between Anne’s experience of intolerance and the prejudice we see today. Our workshops offer tools in writing and art-making to help students address hardships with messages that promote diversity and acceptance. Our residencies utilize creative writing and drama-based activities to help students develop an understanding of themselves and what to do in the face of oppression. In our signature solo show, an actor brings Anne’s words to life. Afterwards, students ask questions they have for Anne and the actor answers them in character. Our second show combines the voices of Anne and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and their mutual hope for peace and is followed by a talk-back between the actors and the audience
Supports For Students With Disabilities
Our educational workshops are accessible and adaptive to the various needs of differently abled students. Please call to discuss.
Supports For English Language Learners
Our educational workshops are accessible and adaptive to the various needs of English Language Learners. Please call to discuss.