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May 30 to June 1 of 1921: A Black community was booming until it was burned to the ground

By HHRC | May 29, 2020 | Comments Off on May 30 to June 1 of 1921: A Black community was booming until it was burned to the ground

On May 30, 1921, rumors about an encounter between a black teenage boy and a white teenage girl began to circulate throughout the city of Tulsa. The boy was arrested and an investigation ensued. After an incendiary report in the Tulsa Tribune, African Americans who had confronted a white mob retreated to the Greenwood District, a wealthy and affluent black business community in Tulsa.

Eli Wiesel on Protest

By Marpheen Chann | May 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Eli Wiesel on Protest

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel

May 21 is World Cultural Diversity Day. Here are some resources for Teachers and Students.

By HHRC | May 21, 2020 | Comments Off on May 21 is World Cultural Diversity Day. Here are some resources for Teachers and Students.

If you’re looking for resources or assignments to give students to help learn more about World Cultural Diversity Day and how cultures help shape who we are, you’ve come to the right place!

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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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HHRC Statement On New Zealand Mosque Shootings

By HHRC | March 15, 2019 | Comments Off on HHRC Statement On New Zealand Mosque Shootings

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

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