from Councilmember Jose Huizar’s Downtown Community e-newsletter | http://bit.ly/Vugqmw
27 June 2014 :: The Music Center is excited to partner with Mona Golabek and The Los Angeles Unified School District to present “The Children of Willesden Lane” project, a special series of performances for middle and high school students November 3-7, 2014. The performances will take place at Cortines High School in Downtown Los Angeles. The program is the true story of Ms. Golabek’s mother and her experiences during the Holocaust as a teen. It was her passion for music that kept her spirit alive during the darkest of times.
Participating teachers will attend a professional development workshop with “Facing History and Ourselves” in September and receive a classroom set of the book “The Children of Willesden Lane.” Their hope is that students will have read the book before attending this powerful performance. Ms. Golabek has raised funds to provide partial funding for school buses to assist schools in attending this important opportunity.
For details of the project and the form for teachers to sign-up please click here.