HHRC Blog

Dr. King on Riots and Protest

By HHRC | June 3, 2020

I think America must see that riots do not develop out of thin air. Certain conditions continue to exist in our society which must be condemned as vigorously as we…

COVID-19’S Disproportionate Impact on Black and Brown Mainers

By HHRC | June 1, 2020

COVID-19 does not discriminate based on your race, religion or skin color, but has highlighted the racial disparities that exist in Maine and across the country in terms of access…

May 30 to June 1 of 1921: A Black community was booming until it was burned to the ground

By HHRC | May 29, 2020

On May 30, 1921, rumors about an encounter between a black teenage boy and a white teenage girl began to circulate throughout the city of Tulsa. The boy was arrested and an investigation ensued. After an incendiary report in the Tulsa Tribune, African Americans who had confronted a white mob retreated to the Greenwood District, a wealthy and affluent black business community in Tulsa.

Eli Wiesel on Protest

By Marpheen Chann | May 27, 2020

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel

May 21 is World Cultural Diversity Day. Here are some resources for Teachers and Students.

By HHRC | May 21, 2020

If you’re looking for resources or assignments to give students to help learn more about World Cultural Diversity Day and how cultures help shape who we are, you’ve come to the right place!

Nelson Mandela on Human Rights

By HHRC | May 18, 2020

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela

Watch: HHRC interviews Phuc Tran, author of new memoir ‘Sigh, Gone’

By Marpheen Chann | May 15, 2020

In the month of April, we observed Genocide Awareness Month. The month of May happens to be Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and it just so happens that Phuc Tran, a Vietnamese-American Mainer just published his memoir, Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In

HHRC History: Students write poems after hearing Holocaust survivors

By HHRC | May 14, 2020

In 1986 Linda Voss, a 6th-grade teacher at China Elementary School created a unit entitled, “The Hatred and Prejudice Inflicted Upon Anne Frank and Other Jews of Her Time –…

Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights

By HHRC | May 13, 2020

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the…

For teachers adapting to pandemic, inspiration from teachers and students during Holocaust

By Erica Nadelhaft | May 8, 2020

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. All over the country, and indeed, much of the world, teachers are adapting to online education.  Teachers, students, and parents struggle with technology, disparities…