USD Hosts Impactful The Butterfly Project Event Tonight

The University of San Diego is hosting an impactful event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 4, in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre. 

A powerful call to action through the arts, using the lessons of the Holocaust, will take place while discussing the dangers of hatred and bigotry. Led by Cheryl Rattner Price, co-founder and executive director of The Butterfly Project, this event includes:

• A special viewing of "NOT The Last Butterfly," an award-winning documentary about The Butterfly Project;

• A description of The Butterfly Project and discussion;

• An opportunity for participants to be part of a world-wide effort to remember and memorialize the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. Each participant will paint a ceramic butterfly, thus creating a work of art to symbolize that each person has a voice and needs to be responsible to stand up to injustice. 

Tonight’s event is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, University Ministry, the Jewish Student Union, Hillel of San Diego, Changemaker Hub, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice and the School of Leadership and Education Sciences.

A second opportunity for students to paint a ceramic butterfly, according to Amy Maltz, a USD student and co-president of USD’s Jewish Student Union, will occur on Thursday, Oct. 12 during the Changemaker Block Party, which is hosted by the USD Changemaker Hub.