MCC Daily Tribune

Annual Week of Remembrance: Lost Innocence--Remembering the Children of the Holocaust

Student leaders of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project (HGHRP) invite you to reflect on the lessons of the Holocaust during our annual Week of Remembrance, April 10 - 12, 2018. Our theme this year is Lost Innocence--Remembering the Children of the Holocaust. All events are free and open to the public.

The Butterfly Project: Public Painting of Butterflies
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Atrium
In remembrance of the many children who were murdered during the Holocaust, HGRHP members will host a public painting of ceramic butterflies. This event is hosted in collaboration with The Butterfly Project, a global education and arts program whose mission is to paint and display 1.5 million ceramic butterflies to honor and remember each child killed in the Holocaust.

Film & Discussion: NOT The Last Butterfly
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11
Flynn Campus Center Forum (3-130)
The second event leading up to our Yom HaShoah Commemoration will be the viewing and discussion of NOT The Last Butterfly, an inspiring tale of the Butterfly Project, their mission, and the initiatives they have created to fulfill their mission.

28th annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12
Flynn Campus Center
Following the opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in the atrium, students and college leaders will participate in the Calling of Names and Candle Lighting Ceremony. Local Holocaust Survivors Werner Schenk, Jeannine Korman and Sam Rind will present their personal testimonies from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Monroe B. Faculty: Please contact the HGHRP at x3321 if you would like to bring your classes to any of the testimony sessions. The I Told You, Now Tell the World Photographic Exhibit, that includes photos and vignettes of local Holocaust Survivors, will be on display in the atrium during the week. MCC students wrote the vignettes.

Thank you for considering these remembrance opportunities. Your presence at our commemoration will inspire the college community to remember the Holocaust and reflect on the importance of diversity within our community and world.

Alyssa Hoadley, President
Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project

Yule, Rosanna
Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project