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April is Genocide & Human Rights Awareness Month at the Florida Holocaust Museum

 

St. Petersburg, FL (March 3, 2011)In April 2010, the Florida Holocaust Museum hosted its first annual Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Month, a community engagement project. The goal of GHRAM is to build public awareness and encourage discussion about current and past genocides and human rights violations including the Holocaust, Darfur, Congo, the Armenian Genocide, the Rwandan Genocide and the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. April 2011 promises to be just as outstanding, inspiring and informative. Exhibitions, commemorative events, teacher workshops and events focused on public education and community advocacy and activism will be presented.
 
Special Events during GHRAM
 
GHRAM Opening Reception
Special Guest: LGen Roméo Dallaire (Ret.)
Dallaire’s Story of Courage and Conviction
Sat., April 2, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Florida Holocaust Museum
 
LGen Roméo Dallaire (Ret.) is a true hero and an outspoken leader for the 21st century who served 35 years with the Canadian Armed Forces. He will recount his experiences
as the Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda, which exposed the international community’s failure to stop one of the worst genocides in the
20th century.
 
Free to all; light refreshments will be served.
RSVP: (727)820-0100, ext. 236.
 
Pardoll Family Lecture Series
Sally Becker and Maja Kazazic
Thurs., April 7, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Florida Holocaust Museum
 
Sally Becker and Maja Kazazic will talk about their unique experiences in Bosnia. Becker, known as the Angel of Mostar, rescued wounded children from besieged areas of war-torn Bosnia. She continued her work throughout the war, delivering humanitarian aid and evacuating around two hundred sick and wounded children and their families. Two years into the war, at age 16, Kazazic survived a mortar blast. Six of her friends were killed in the attack. Kazazic’s leg was amputated at a makeshift hospital located in a basement. She was one of the many Bosnian children Becker was allowed
to take for medical treatment.
 
Free to all; light refreshments will be served.
 
Film Screening: Fambul Tok
Sun., April 17, 2011, 6 p.m.
Location: The Tampa Theatre
711 North Franklin Street
Tampa, FL; (813) 274-8981
 
Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone’s brutal war come face to face in an unprecedented reconciliation program of grassroots truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. The film, Fambul Tok, will change the way you think about Africa,
inviting you to examine your own life – and what the power of forgiveness can accomplish.
 
General admission - $9, Tampa Theatre Members - $7.
RSVP: (727) 820-0100, ext. 236.
 
Rose Mapendo
Thurs., April 21, 6:30 p.m.
Location: USF St. Petersburg
Campus Activities Center
 
Located at the corner of 6th Avenue South and 2nd Street South.
Complimentary parking is offered at the USFSP Parking Garage
located at 250 5th Avenue South.
For further directions, call (727) 873- 4872.
 
Rose Mapendo is a global activist for peace and reconciliation who, along with her brother, co-founded a non-profit organization committed to educating our global audience about the effects of war on women and children. Mapendo is a survivor of the Rwandan invasion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in August 1998.
 
Free to all.
 
Yom HaShoah
(Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Sun., May 1, 2 p.m.
Location: Florida Holocaust Museum
 
Dr. Ken Hanson, Yad Vashem graduate and assistant professor in the Judaic Studies Program of the University of Central Florida, will perform as Martin Niemöller, the famous German theologian who was arrested by the Nazis. Niemöller is best known for his powerful statement about the failure of Germans to speak out against the Nazis:
 
First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.
 
The event includes a commemorative ceremony.
Free to all.
                                                                                                                       
 
Exhibitions on view during GHRAM
 
Peace/War, Survival/Extinction: An Artist’s Plea for Sanity
The Artwork of Richard Notkin
 
Sat., March 19 through Tues., May 31, 2011
 
Richard Notkin’s work includes finely-crafted teapots, a tile-mural, an installation and other objects. In his symbol-rich sculptures, Notkin provides a social commentary
on the human condition, war, and man’s inhumanity to man while embracing a
strong visual aesthetic.
 
Fambul Tok
 
Sat., March 26 through Sun., May 1
 
This is an exhibition of photography from Fambul Tok, a face-to-face community-owned program that brings together, through ceremonies rooted in the local traditions
of war-torn villages, perpetrators and victims of the violence in Sierra Leone’s eleven-year civil war. It provides Sierra Leonean citizens with an opportunity to come to
terms with what happened during the war, to talk, to heal, and to chart a new path forward, together.
 
For more information about GHRAM, visit: www.flholocaustmuseum.org/GHRAM.
 
Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Month (GHRAM) honors the memory of Dr. Stephen Feinstein who was a guest curator for the Florida Holocaust Museum for
ten years and the founding director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
 
GHRAM Title Sponsor: Bank of America
 
GHRAM Sponsors: Institute of Museum and Library Services, State of Florida – Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Education, Pinellas County Cultural Affairs, Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, BlueCross Blue Shield, Bayshore Solutions
 
Presenting Media Sponsor: Bright House Networks
 
Media Sponsors: St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Bay Metro Magazine
 
Community Partners: The Tampa Connection, The Tampa Theatre, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Eckerd College
 
Notkin Media Sponsor: Panache’ Vue Magazine
 
Notkin Community Partner: Clay Around the Bay
 
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Admission to the Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) is $14 for adults; discounted admission is offered to seniors, students, adult and student groups and AAA members. Admission is free to active duty Military, FHM members and children 6 and under. Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. through Sun.; the last admission is 3:30 pm. WINTER HOURS: Through May 31, 2011, the FHM will be open Thurs. evenings until 8 p.m.; the last admission is 7 p.m. Please call (727) 820-0100, or visit the Museum’s web-site, www.flholocaustmuseum.org, for directions and further details including holiday closures. 
 
The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children
who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and
cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.
 
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