Tolerance in Motion is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to explore development of a nationally touring mobile exhibition on tolerance education.
SITES—the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service—began developing and circulating exhibitions in 1952. Since then, it has put more than 1500 exhibitions on the road, making it the world's largest traveling exhibition service.
SITES has more than 50 exhibitions on tour at any given time, with up to 20 more in various stages of planning and production. On average, each year, SITES travels its exhibitions to over 250 communities across the nation in almost every state.
SITES takes exhibitions not only to museums, but also to libraries, science centers, historical societies, community centers, botanical gardens, schools, and shopping malls.
Most SITES exhibitions are based on Smithsonian collections and scholarship. Our mission is to connect the Smithsonian with the American people. Among the hundreds of Smithsonian objects on tour are a piece of the Burgess Shale from the National Museum of Natural History, exquisite jade sculptures from the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and classic lunch boxes from the National Museum of American History, Behring Center. SITES, however, has a strong history of national and international collaborations, and continues to pursue partnerships that will bring a wide variety of objects to the American public.
Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. Its programs have earned numerous awards.
Facing History has educational partnerships around the world, including Northern Ireland, Israel, Canada, South Africa, England and China. Facing History reaches nearly three million students yearly, and its international network includes more than 90,000 educators.
The organization has supported educators beyond the reach of its offices for more than 35 years, both online and in person.
Facing History is the consulting partner with Tolerance in Motion to develop the content of the museum’s exhibit and classroom curriculum.
Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities. Not In Our Town films, new media, and organizing tools help local leaders build vibrant diverse cities and towns, where everyone can participate.
Not In Our Town was launched in 1995 with a film that documented the heroic efforts of Billings, Montana citizens who stood up for their neighbors after a series of hate crimes. They inspired hundreds of communities in the United States and around the world to take action against hate.
Since then, Not In Our Town has created thousands of films, lesson plans, and other materials to help individuals and communities address - and prevent - bullying and intolerance.