HHRC News

WCSH 6: From all across Maine, the stories of women who’ve survived domestic abuse

October 11, 2019

Olivia’s story, told with photos and audio, is one of about twenty from women in Maine who were abused by husbands or boyfriends. They’re part of an exhibit called “Finding Our Voices” at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Augusta. Patrisha McLean, a photojournalist from Camden, gathered the stories and pictures, some of them…

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HHRC Statement: Ending Violence Requires Confronting White Supremacy

August 7, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine: Ending Violence Requires Confronting White Supremacy

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WABI: Teachers learn how to teach students about the Holocaust at summer seminar

July 9, 2019

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) – About two dozen teachers from throughout the state are spending Tuesday and Wednesday at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine learning how to teach students about the Holocaust. “This allows them to have a toolbox where they can bring to light these important stories that augment and support the lessons…

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2019 Gerda Haas Honoree: Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet

June 27, 2019

Richard Blanco is an historic presidential inaugural poet, public speaker, teacher and memoirist. When selected by President Obama to be the fifth presidential inaugural poet, Richard was the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. In 2015, the Academy of American Poets chose Blanco to serve as its first…

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2019 Spiegel Scholarship Honoree: Annabelle Muscatell, Old Town High Shool

June 1, 2019

It was just a couple of months ago that I sent a sample of my DNA to Ancestry to discover more about my ethnicity. As I dropped the box containing my DNA into the blue mailbox I expected that the results would confirm what I already knew. I was Italian and English.

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HHRC Statement On Neo-Nazi Signs On Bates Campus

March 20, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HHRC Statement On Neo-Nazi Signs On Bates Campus

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HHRC Statement On New Zealand Mosque Shootings

March 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HHRC Executive Director Shenna Bellows calls for renewed commitment to resisting intolerance, prejudice, and discrimination

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2018 Spiegel Scholarship Honoree: Molly Doyle, Newfield, ME

June 1, 2018

The Remembrance, History, and Lessons of the Holocaust By Molly Doyle I was in third grade when I first learned about the Holocaust. I, along with three other students from my class, embarked on reading one of our first challenging chapter books. At the young age of eight or nine. I was very excited to…

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2017 Spiegel Scholarship Honoree: Gabe Gervais, Erskine Academy

May 27, 2017

In a society that opts to build walls to solve our problems, I opt instead to share how my Muslim neighbors are family to me. The sentiments of today’s day and age are parallel to those of the Holocaust and its reprehensible outcomes.

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