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Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights

By HHRC | May 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights

“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 world… Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look…

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

By Erica Nadelhaft | May 8, 2020 | Comments Off on For teachers adapting to pandemic, inspiration from teachers and students during Holocaust

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 and lack of access to high speed internet and staying engaged in remote learning, even while they and their students and students’ families grapple with…

Fred Rogers on Helping Children

By HHRC | May 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Fred Rogers on Helping Children

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in [their] life is a hero to me.” – Fred Rogers

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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

HHRC News

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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