From Adversity to Advocacy

DreamWrights Center for Community Arts is teaming up with York College’s Center for Community Engagement and Gordon Center for Jewish Student Life and the York Jewish Community Center to bring a series of events highlighting the life of Anne Frank and her legacy of respect to York. 

Yours, Anne

DreamWrights’ 2019 Season Celebrating Life includes the production Yours, Anne

While remaining faithful to its deservedly acclaimed source material, with all of its suspense and humanity, the timeless story is enhanced by a most moving and lyrical score. Propelled by the undying faith of a young girl on tip-toe before life, Anne Frank’s heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting diary still stirs our deepest emotions in a reminder of the enduring strength of the human spirit. This performance is recommended for ages 12 and up. 

The performances run March 14, 15, 16 at 7 p.m. and March 16 & 17 at 3 p.m. On your way out of the theatre, please stop at our Action Table where you’ll find information from organizations such as Teaching Tolerance, the Human Relations Committee, the ACLU and more on how you can be an ally in today’s world.


Community Panel

Please join DreamWrights, York College Center for Community Engagement and Gordon Center for Jewish Student Life and the York JCC for a community conversation on how to be an ally. Set for 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, you can attend this free panel after the first Yours, Anne showing of the day, or before the second. This panel will features adults and teens from the York community who will talk about what they’ve overcome and how you can support them and others in your community.

Where: DreamWrights Center for Community Arts

When: Saturday, March 16, 5:30 p.m.

Who: Panelists to be announced. 

Questions, please contact Kate Harmon at kate@dreamwrights.org.

Let Me Be Myself

Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank discusses the life and struggles of Anne from her birth in 1929, to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. It then jumps forward to the present, telling stories of young people today. Exhibit visitors get to learn about their individual identities and personal challenges, as well as discover how strangers respond to them.  The exhibit was created by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and is distributed in the USA by the Anne Frank Center For Mutual Respect.”

This exhibit is open to the public Monday, March 18 through Sunday, March 24, and is presented by the York College Center for Community Engagement through a generous gift from Mrs. Erda Erdos. 

This exhibit is part of York’s Hidden Figures Series – a year-long celebration of the contributions of communities of color and other underserved populations. It will surface many histories yet to be told and many voices yet to tell them.

Together, we can construct a more inclusive version of York’s history. Along with its generous community partners, York College and its Center for Community Engagement invites you to see, hear, and contribute to this celebration of “York’s Hidden Figures.”