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Holocaust Awareness Institute

Holocaust Awareness Institute


The Holocaust Awareness Institute programs and co-sponsors community events, which further Holocaust Awareness Education.
Additionally, HAI works to inform our community about other events happening around town that relate to Holocaust Awareness and education. Our calendar of events (below) also includes important dates that are commemorated throughout the year.

  • Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1-6:00pm
    University of Denver Powwow: 150th Sand Creek Special Honoring Blanket Ceremony

    PowwowThe Center for Judaic Studies and the Holocaust Awareness Institute cosponsor the Native Student Alliance at DU's 2014 Powwow celebrating Native American culture through dance, music art, and food. Powwows are Native American celebrations of community and spirituality, featuring Native American drum, song, and dance. As Native Americans were moved onto reservations, their dancing was curtailed by government regulations and so became a powerful symbol of Native identity. Powwows adapted from traditional gatherings for particular situations into new social gatherings which include honoring the Creator, renewing friendships past, present, and future.
    The event will also commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek massacre in eastern Colorado with a special Honoring Blanket Ceremony. In late 1864, a group of Colorado militiamen attacked a band of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians near Sand Creek in eastern Colorado, killing more than 150 Indians, many of them women, children and elderly. The attack became known as the Sand Creek Massacre. 

    The Powwow will take place on Driscoll Green (rain location is Driscoll Ballroom) on DU's campus

  • Oct. 26, 201412th Annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture

  • Nov. 9, 2014Kristallnacht

  • Jan. 27, 2015International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  • April 16, 2015 - Yom Hashoah

Check out our Scrapbook of Past Events to see what other programming HAI has been a part of.