For more information about any of these events, contact the Holocaust Awareness Institute, 303-871-3013, or firstname.lastname@example.org
11th Annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture
Presented by The Holocaust Awareness Institute at The University of Denver's Center for Judaic Studies in cooperation with the MACC at the JCC's JAAMM Festival.
October 27, 2013 | 4:00 pm
Elaine Wolf Theater
350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246
The Holocaust Awareness Institute is proud to announce the
11th Annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture featuring
Dr. Stephen Smith, Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation.
Dr. Smith is one of the world's leading advocates of Holocaust education and
genocide prevention. He was founding director of the UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first dedicated Holocaust memorial and education institution, and he was inaugural chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs national Holocaust commemoration in the UK. He also founded the Aegis Trust, an agency that works globally to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity.
Stephen has been involved in memorial projects throughout the world, including the creation of the Kigali Memorial Centre in Rwanda, and he was a consultant to the Cape Town Holocaust Centre. He has been a member of the International Task Force for Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research since its inception in 1998.
He became USC Shoah Foundation Institute Executive Director in August 2009, and is committed to making the testimony of survivors of the Holocaust and of other genocides a compelling voice for education and action.
His leadership at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute is focused on finding strategies to optimize the effectiveness of the testimonies for education, research, and advocacy purposes. He is currently taking testimony in Rwanda, Cambodia and Nanjing.
Tickets will go on sale in August, 2013. For information on how to become a cosponsor of this lecture, please email email@example.com
About Fred Marcus (5/16/24-6/25/02)
Fred Marcus, for whom this Holocaust lecture series is named, spent the war years in Shanghai, China as a refugee from Nazi Germany. An outstanding Jewish educator, he spoke frequently about the holocaust to schoolchildren, organizations and church groups. For more information, visit www.survivalinshanghai.com
Holocaust Education Programming
The Holocaust Awareness Institute supports Community Organizations in their programming about Holocaust Awareness and Education. Here are some upcoming events in the community to which HAI has lent its support.
April 7, 2013--4:00pm. 2013 Holocaust Survivor Memorial
Jewish Community Center | Phillips Social Hall
350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, Colorado 80246
"Growing Up as Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors"
Chair Person: Tana Rosenberg
Holocaust Survivor: Miriam Hoffman
Second Generation: Rabbi Zev Pomeranz
Third Generation: Adam Leventhal
Cantor: Saul Rosenthal
Main Speaker: Rabbi Raphael Leban, The Jewish Experience
Hillel Academy, Boys Choir under the direction of Rabbi Daniel Krausz
April 9, 2013--6:00pm 32nd Annual Governor's Holocaust Remembrance Program 2013
Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
14th and Curtis
The 2013 featured speaker will be Colorado Representative Daniel Kagan, who will share the story of Vytautas Rinkevicius, the man who rescued Representative Kagan's parents during the Holocaust. Representative Kagan will also discuss the responsibility to act when confronted by acts of bigotry and hate. Additionally, this year's event will serve as the capstone of the Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project, a three-month community conversation about "the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate through arts, education and public dialogue."
For free, required tickets, please visit www.adl.org/2013GHRP or contact ADL at 303-830-7177.
Working with DU and the Colorado Ballet, HAI is a core programming partner for a new series of Colorado-wide Holocaust learning opportunities and performances to take place in 2013 from January 21 through April 15 ; the series is called Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project, and includes a full-length contemporary ballet and Holocaust education partnerships that promotes the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate through arts, education, and public dialogue.
Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week at the University of Denver
HAI is proud to be a part of a series of student led, campus-wide events. Hillel, Never Again! and University of Denver Social Justice Living and Learning Community teamed up with HAI to commemorate Yom HaShoah.
Sunday, April 7 - 12pm The field of flags is a visual representation of those killed in the Holocaust from every population. Every flag approximates 5,000 deaths. These flags will remain on the lawn for the week. We would like as many volunteers as possible to help us set these flags up. To help, simply show up on the Driscoll Lawn around noon.
Monday, April 8 -8am-4pm Throughout the day volunteers will be at the Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site reading the names of those lost during the Holocaust. There will also be information at a table on the Driscoll bridge. We will need two volunteers to read Litany out doors and two volunteers at the table throughout the day. To sign up please click this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0A44AFAD2AA02-litanytabling
Tuesday, April 9 -6:15pm Teach-In Tuesday/DUPB Speaker Mark Johnson in Davis Auditorium. Never Again! is collaborating with the LLC's and DUPB for a Teach-In on Global Creative Collaboration followed by a presentation by Mark Johnson, Chairman of the Board for the Playing for Change Foundation.
Wednesday, April 10 - 7pm-Interfaith Candle Lighting Ceremony at the Holocaust Social Action Site. Gary Brower will be leading a candle lighting ceremony to recognize those that have been lost and ways we can be socially active in the future. UPDATE: DUE TO WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO HILLEL.
Friday, April 20-3pm We will take down the flags. We would like as many volunteers as possible to help us take down the flags. To help, simply show up on the Driscoll Lawn around 3pm.