NAPERVILLE, Ill. – As a part of her efforts to stand up to hate and promote positive social change, state Rep. Janet Yang Rohr, D-Naperville, in partnership with state Sen. Laura Ellman, D-Naperville, will host the Mobile Museum of Tolerance from Monday, Nov. 1 through Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Naperville Public Library – 95th Street.
“In 2020, hate crimes in the U.S. reached their highest level in over a decade,” said Yang Rohr, citing data from the FBI. “Though hate crime numbers are lower in Illinois, we must take constant action to make sure racism, antisemitism and all forms of bigotry have no home in our state and community.”
The Mobile Museum of Tolerance is a project of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish global human rights organization. The purpose of the museum is to educate Illinois communities about the Holocaust and empower them to take an active role in promoting human dignity and tolerance. The museum uses engaging lessons and technology to fight against bullying, racism, hate and intolerance.
“Learning from history so we do not repeat the mistakes of the past is crucial,” said Yang Rohr. “I encourage everyone to take the time to educate themselves about how they can actively promote kindness, tolerance and human dignity to make our community more welcoming and inclusive. Together, we can build a better district and state.”
The Mobile Museum of Tolerance is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday, Nov. 1 through Wednesday, Nov. 3. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on this event, or to RSVP, please visit https://bit.ly/JYRMMOT. For more information on future events, please contact Yang Rohr’s full-time constituent service office by calling 630-296-4157 or visiting www.repyangrohr.com.