May 13, 10:00–11:00 a.m. AND 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Public “Town Hall” Meetings
—Learn about our plans for these events and share your own ideas. We especially welcome the voices of campus partners and community members who share an interest in Anne Frank and public memorials. Both town hall meetings are virtual and open to the public, but registration is required (see links below).
June 5, 12, and 19
Anne Frank Sapling Workshop for Teens, via the Iowa Youth Writing Project (Virtual)
—Instructors Allison Baumann, Kirsten Kumpf Baele, and Meghan Maleri will host a three-part workshop series for junior high students in which they will welcome the sapling through reflective reading, writing, and discussion. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to participate. They will contemplate the legacy of Anne Frank, write creative work inspired by her diary, and draw parallels between her struggle and the manifold challenges we face today. Students will also be invited to enter an essay contest whose winner will give a public reading at the planting of the sapling in April 2022. This is a free program with a sliding scale of suggested donations. REGISTER.