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Fostering Peace and Tolerance Through Holocaust Education

Chutzpah and Courage works to make our world a safer place through programming that discourages bullying, discrimination and anti-Semitism. Programs are built around literary works centered on the Holocaust and include author presentations and curriculum projects. The literary works are both nonfiction and young adult historical fiction, presented as books and a play, and are suitable for ages 12 through adult.

History and Purpose

Chutzpah and Courage was formed in 2019 by Nancy Wright Beasley, a Richmond, Virginia, author and journalist. Nancy’s journalistic career took a dramatic turn in 1997, after 20 years as a newspaper reporter and magazine columnist. She had an epiphany at a Jewish cemetery that changed the direction of her work, resulting in the creation of two books and a play centered on the Holocaust in Lithuania.

Chutzpah and Courage, a 501c3 organization, seemed a natural step forward, as Nancy had already spent two decades using her literary works to advocate for an end to anti-Semitism, discrimination, bullying and bias, especially among school children. The nonprofit entity exists to provide funding to enable Nancy to continue to offer presentations about her work to local, regional, national and international audiences.

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