Emma Thompson Launches Internet Site to Fight Racism


Feb 02, 2006

Posted by: Melissa Anelli | Comments


Emma Thompson has launched a virtual Chestnut Tree, an internet tool created by the Anne Frank Foundation to “foster exchanges between schoolchildren and fight racism.” The Chestnut Tree symbol is being used in honor of the chestnut tree that Anne Frank could see growing outside the Amsterdam house in which she was hidden for over two years. According to Todayonline.com, the site will “allow the 200 Anne Frank schools worldwide to share details about their projects, particularly concerning the fight against racism.”
Ms. Thompson announced the site while in Amsterdam to promote her latest film, Nanny McPhee.

Finding Hogwarts

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.