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-- Genocide & Human Rights Awareness Month

 

 

St. Petersburg, FL – In April 2010 the Florida Holocaust Museum will host its first annual Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Month (GHRAM). The goal of GHRAM is to build public awareness about the Holocaust, the current genocide in Darfur, past genocides and human rights violations such as  the Armenian Genocide, the Cambodian Killing Fields, the Rwandan Genocide and the genocide in the former Yugoslavia. Programming during GHRAM will include exhibitions, commemorative events, events focused on public education, advocacy, and student workshops. The annual program will be held in memory of Dr. Stephen Feinstein who was a guest curator for the Florida Holocaust Museum for ten years and founding director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

 

During the first week of April, the Florida Holocaust Museum will host the outside projected exhibition, Darfur/Darfur, which consists of photographs taken of the genocide in Darfur by photojournalists. An indoor version of the exhibition will be on display for the entire month of April. The Museum will hold a reception on April 3, 2010 to inaugurate the annual initiative. Other confirmed programs include a public talk by Nicholas Kristof on April 6, Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) on April 11, Rwandan survivor and author, Immaculee Ilibagiza on April 14, Croatian author, Slavenka Drakulic on April 20, Dr. Edward Kissi speaking on the role of the UN on April 29 and many more. 
 
For more information, please contact Erin Blankenship or Ula Szczepinska at 727-820-0100.
           

The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of the innocent men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching the inherent worth and dignity of all human life in order to prevent future genocides.

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