Take a Stand

IL Holocaust Museum

Humanity Rising has partnered with the Illinois Holocaust Museum to offer virtual tours and the Take a Stand civic engagement program to youth in the Humanity Rising Movement.

Take a Stand Challenge!

Civic Engagement – How to integrate service into your everyday life

Be empowered by exploring human and civil rights history and the challenges today. You will gather tools for civic engagement and positive action in your community and world. Explore Upstanders working to champion areas of economic opportunity, equal rights, safe communities, education and health, and the environment. You will learn how to take action on issues that matter to you while exploring art as a form of activism, and will come away with tools and strategies to create positive change.


Please register for the Take a Stand Challenge for the month that you plan to use it. You will receive a password in your confirmation email that will be valid for 30 days. Should the 30 days expire prior to using it, you will need to register again for a new password.

Be sure to create an account on InnerView to find our many service opportunities and events!

Participate in a Virtual Tour!

Stonewall and the LGBTQ Movement

Rise Up

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement engages students in an exploration of artifacts, photographs, and video testimony. Key moments in LGBTQ history, including the 1978 assassination of Harvey Milk, one of the country’s first openly gay elected officials; the AIDS crisis; the efforts for hate crime legislation; the implementation and later repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell”; and the fight for marriage equality invite students to explore the intersection of grassroots activism, political advocacy, and inspiring Upstanders who combined to achieve greater equality over the last half-century.

Students will come away with a deeper understanding of popular culture’s role in influencing attitudes about the LGBTQ community through film, television and sports, and how the gay rights movement harnessed the five freedoms of the 1st Amendment to change laws and shatter stereotypes. Visit our Events page to sign up for the next virtual tour!

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