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Nelson Mandela on Human Rights

By HHRC | May 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Nelson Mandela on Human Rights

“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 | Comments Off on Watch: HHRC interviews Phuc Tran, author of new memoir ‘Sigh, Gone’

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 | Comments Off on HHRC History: Students write poems after hearing Holocaust survivors

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 – A Lesson in Avoiding  Past  Errors.” Holocaust survivors Rochelle and Jerry Slivka visited the class and shared their personal experiences.  Linda Voss shared some of the poems that…

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HHRC Board Members Spiegel and Huynh in the BDN: Racism is a virus too

By HHRC | April 19, 2020 | Comments Off on HHRC Board Members Spiegel and Huynh in the BDN: Racism is a virus too

“Stereotypes about people of Asian descent date back centuries in the United States to when Chinese migrants first started to arrive in significant numbers in the 1800s. Racist cartoons of the time falsely depicted “Asians” as dirty and diseased, amplifying ugly narratives portraying immigrants as disloyal, job stealers or worse. These stereotypes were reinforced as people of Asian descent…

Courier-Gazette: Sheriff says he became a cop in response to bullies

By HHRC | November 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Courier-Gazette: Sheriff says he became a cop in response to bullies

Trafton recently took part in a panel discussion on domestic violence along with four survivors of abuse at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine in Augusta. The event was in conjunction with the “Finding Our Voices: Breaking the Silence of Domestic Abuse” exhibit on display at the HHRC though Dec. 13, which was…

The Telegraph: ‘You cannot be in a relationship with someone who makes you afraid, but I didn’t know how to leave Don McLean’

By HHRC | October 30, 2019 | Comments Off on The Telegraph: ‘You cannot be in a relationship with someone who makes you afraid, but I didn’t know how to leave Don McLean’

Patrisha, 60, is adamant that these stories – like her own abusive relationship with American Pie singer Don – are no longer overlooked. It is for that reason that she has created Finding Our Voices, an exhibition featuring women who, for too long,… Read more on The Telegraph

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Press Release: HHRC Celebrates 35th Anniversary

By HHRC | April 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Press Release: HHRC Celebrates 35th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2020 CONTACTS: Shenna Bellows, Executive Director shenna@hhrcmaine.org (207) 776-5404 Marpheen Chann, Development & Communications Associate marpheen@hhrcmaine.org (207) 245-2173 The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine Celebrates 35 Years of Holocaust and Human Rights Education AUGUSTA, Maine – The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) today is celebrating…

HHRC Statement: Ending Violence Requires Confronting White Supremacy

By HHRC | August 7, 2019 | Comments Off on HHRC Statement: Ending Violence Requires Confronting White Supremacy

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

HHRC Statement On Neo-Nazi Signs On Bates Campus

By HHRC | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on HHRC Statement On Neo-Nazi Signs On Bates Campus

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

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