Over the last several years, there has been an historic rise in acts of intolerance and biased- based hate crimes. The Mobile Museum of Tolerance (“MMOT”) is the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s” newest educational initiative and tool created to combat these acts. The first-of-its-kind in the United States, the MMOT is a free traveling human rights education center, which brings a message of tolerance directly to schools and communities across the state of Illinois.

The MMOT inspires people of all ages and backgrounds, empowering them to raise their voices and combat anti-Semitism, bullying, racism, hate, and intolerance and to promote human dignity. The MMOT is an inventive approach to community outreach since it brings the museum field trip directly to the community.  Through workshops on topics including Civil Rights, the Holocaust, bullying, and the dangers of hate on social media, students, educators, and community members will not only be educated, they will be moved. This is when learning is most effective- when it illuminates and guides who we are. In addition to serving middle and high school students, the MMOT is an educational resource for teacher, faith groups, law enforcement agencies, government leaders, and the community at large. The MMOT hopes to inspire Illinoisans to stand up to hate and strive to make positive social change.