Travel the Butterfly Trail in Tucson on January 29, 2023

“On Sunday, January 29 from 1-4pm, we invite you and your friends and family to travel the Butterfly Trail by visiting the seven Tucson Butterfly Project mural sites honoring the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust.
Mayor (Regina) Romero and Holocaust survivors will be speaking at 1 pm at the Children’s Museum Tucson.
Take the Butterfly Pledge committing to stand up to hate and promote a prejudice-free Tucson!
Pick up a passport (available at all locations except Botanical Gardens) and have it stamped at each mural site. Special activities will be happening at every location! (while supplies last)
THE JEWISH MUSEUM & HOLOCAUST CENTER
564 S Stone Avenue
Take the pledge, receive a copy of “The Last Butterfly” poem and experience the museum.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM TUCSON
200 S 6th Avenue
Take the pledge and paint a Ben’s Bells Kindness Coin to help spread kindness in our town.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HILLEL FOUNDATION
1245 E 2nd Street
Take the pledge and listen to and remember history through Jewish music before, during and after the Holocaust
TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDENS
2150 N Alvernon Way
Take the pledge and receive lavender seeds to plant in your own garden to attract butterflies and remember! NOTE: must already have a passport to enter.
CONGREGATION CHAVERIM
5901 E 2nd St
Take the pledge and paint a ceramic butterfly in remembrance of a Jewish child who perished during the Holocaust.
TUCSON MEDICAL CENTER
5301 E. Grant Road
(Lot 29 at Glenn and Wyatt)
Take the pledge and pick up a plantable butterfly seed paper to take with you. *We will be accepting canned food donations for the Community Food Bank at this location to support the children who face food scarcity in our own community.
TUCSON JCC
3800 E River Road
Take the pledge and decorate a butterfly magnet.
The Butterfly Project (in a nutshell) is:
-Sharing personal stories from Holocaust Survivors and families
-Painting ceramic butterflies to honor the 1.5 million children killed
in the Holocaust
-Creating art installations (murals) as reminders for courage,
justice, remembrance, and hope.
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Message from Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center:

“TJMHC is one of the seven stops on The Butterfly Trail in Tucson. Each stop on Tucson’s Butterfly Trail will feature a special activity on Jan. 29 from 1-4 p.m.

At TJMHC, Executive Director Lori Shepherd will greet visitors and provide information on The Butterfly Project. Local students will be at TJMHC to recite “The Butterfly,” a poem by Pavel Friedmann, a young man born in 1921 who was incarcerated at Terezin and was later killed at Auschwitz. His poem, which is published in the anthology “I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942–1944,” helped inspire The Butterfly Project.”

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