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May 2019

Sold Out! HHRC Annual Meeting on May 30

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Woodlands, 39 Woods Rd
Falmouth, Maine 04105 United States
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$50 – $5000

Please save the date for the HHRC’s 2019 AnnualMeeting, Thursday, May 30 from 6 to 8 pm at The Woodlands in Falmouth! This year, we are thrilled to honor poet Richard Blanco with the Gerda Haas Award. Invitations will be mailed shortly.  If you would like to join our host committee, please email Shenna Bellows at shenna.bellows@maine.edu. Sponsorship levels include: Friend: $250; Table Sponsor: $500; Partner: $1,000; Leader: $2,500; and Champion: $5,000. Tickets are $50, although some limited free and reduced priced tickets are available upon request. We look forward to seeing you at our annual celebration!

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July 2019

The Holocaust and Human Behavior: A Facing History and Ourselves Program

July 9 - July 10
Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
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$150

In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement

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Yearning to Breathe Free: The Immigrant Experience in Maine

July 18 - July 19
Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
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$125

HHRC’s Yearning to Breathe Free: The Immigrant Experience in Maine is inspired by the popularity of HHRC’s 2016 exhibit and the educational outreach program of the same name, this program will focus on specific aspects of Maine’s history of immigration, and provide firsthand accounts of immigration today.

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(OPEN) Teaching Tolerance: Social Justice 101 (For All Teachers)

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Free

Free Workshop Open to K – 12 Educators and Pre-Service K-12 Educators Includes 6.5 contact hours for recertification (RSVP below and fill out this FORM). July 31st, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day. This interactive introductory workshop to Teaching Tolerance helps teachers learn how to effectively implement anti-bias instruction in their classrooms. Participants will explore practical strategies for accomplishing academic and social-emotional goals side by side. They will discuss learning conditions that honor all identities and reflect diversity, equity and justice. After exploring ready-to-use materials, applying rigorous standards and planning ways to incorporate research-based teaching practices, participants will leave the workshop with ideas and tools for transforming their classrooms and schools. Participants will learn to: Incorporate the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards to create and sustain classroom and school environments that honor diversity, equity and justice; Speak up—and teach students to speak up—against bias and injustice; Build a…

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(FULL) Teaching Tolerance (Day 1): Social Justice Teaching 101 (For all K-12 Teachers)

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
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Free

For the first time, the HHRC is proud to present workshops led by facilitators from Teaching Tolerance, the educational arm of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Participants will explore practical strategies for accomplishing academic and social-emotional goals side by side. They will discuss learning conditions that honor all identities and reflect diversity, equity and justice.

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August 2019

(FULL) Teaching Tolerance (Day 2): Teaching Tolerance Curriculum (ELA/Social Studies/History Teachers Only)

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
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Free

*Due to high demand and limited space, we have reached max capacity for this workshop. Please fill out this form to be put on the waitlist and to hear about future offerings. Thank you!* Free Workshop Open to Current or pre-service K-12 ELA/English and Social Studies/History teachers only Includes 6.5 contact hours for recertification (RSVP below and fill out this FORM). August 1st, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Teaching Tolerance Curriculum is a collection of K-12 literacy-based, anti-bias, social justice resources that are aligned to the Common Core English Language Arts and Literacy standards and to the groundbreaking Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. The curriculum’s web-based modular design allows for maximum customization and differentiation. Learn to use the comprehensive, literacy-based, anti-bias curriculum tools to engage students with meaningful texts through literacy learning and real-world application. Practice with the flexible web-based, interactive learning plan builder to assemble use-tomorrow lesson…

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Teacher Seminar: Slavery in Maine

August 7 - August 8
Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
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For the first time the HHRC will present a program focusing on the facts, the effects, and legacy of slavery in Maine. Many people think that slavery is the “peculiar southern tradition” of the pre-Emancipation Proclamation days, but they are wrong. Slavery existed in Maine since the time of the first white settlers, and the profits from slavery helped to build several coastal communities.

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It’s Not Over: Slavery Then, Racism Now

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
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Join us for a lively discussion with national experts on slavery and racism, Kate McMahon and keynote Shay Stewart-Bouley who will talk about how Maine's role in slavery and the legacy today. Are you interested in racial equity? It starts with understanding our history and how we see the legacy of slavery impact racial justice today.

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Behind Enemy Lines

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Southern Maine Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Marthe Cohn, was born in Metz, France in 1920. She was a beautiful, young woman living across the German border in France, when Hitler rose to power. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Marthe's sister was sent to Auschwitz while her family fled to the South of France.

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September 2019

Finding Our Voices: Breaking the Silence of Domestic Abuse

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
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Join artist Patrisha McLean and the Holocaust Human Rights Center for the exhibit opening of Finding Our Voices: Breaking the Silence of Domestic Abuse, featuring the powerful stories of women who survived domestic violence and now work to inspire other women, destigmatize and break the stereotypes of domestic violence survivors, hold abusers accountable, and engage in advocacy in Maine and across the U.S. Reserve your spot today. Fill out my LGL form!

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