Meet Emma Lazarus

Virtual Visit: Meet Emma Lazarus

Step back in time and into the sitting room of Emma Lazarus, a fifth-generation American Jew caught in an important turning point in American history. In this live interactive program, children have the opportunity to engage with the famous poetess about her life and the issues of her time such as immigration, anti-Semitism, labor rights, and more.  Emma will encourage students to identify a cause that they care about and discover their own creative voice, culminating in a writing excercise that asks students to write their own poem in the spirit of Lazarus' The New Colossus.

This is an hour long program over zoom.

Recommended for children ages 9 – 12.

For more information, or to book a program for your class or school please contact our Manager of Programs and Operations.