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May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Here are Resources for Maine teachers and students.

By HHRC | May 4, 2020 | Comments Off on May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Here are Resources for Maine teachers and students.

In April, we remembered the Holocaust. In May, we remember the history of Jewish Mainers and their contributions right here in Maine.

HHRC History: Remembering the lives of Jerry and Rochelle, Holocaust Survivors

By HHRC | April 30, 2020 | Comments Off on HHRC History: Remembering the lives of Jerry and Rochelle, Holocaust Survivors

In 2003, the HHRC joined friends and family of Jerry and Rochelle Slivka, both Holocaust survivors, to dedicate a memorial in honor of their lives and their dedication to Holocaust education. Also attached is a news clipping from the Lodi News Sentinel.

Hannah Arendt on Education

By HHRC | April 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Hannah Arendt on Education

Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it and by the same token to save it from that ruin, which, except for renewal, except for the coming of the new and the young, would be inevitable.

In The News

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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