MCC Daily Tribune Archive

Yom HaShoah Commemorated This Evening

The Holocaust Genocide Studies Project invites to you to remember the over 6 million victims of the Holocaust at its 13th annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration, this evening, April 20 at 7 p.m., in the MCC Theater. Join members of the college community as we gather to acknowledge the courage of Holocaust survivors during a candle lighting ceremony and reflect on the words of Hubert G. Locke during his presentation "Where was God during the Holocaust."

On Monday, Professor Locke, who is a co-founder of the annual Scholars Conference on the Holocuast and the Churches, received a warm welcome by MCC President R. Thomas Flynn and Executive Dean Emeterio Otero, Ph.D. at the Damon City Campus. Rochester Mayor William Johnson introduced Professor Locke and commented that Rochester is the city where Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Charles Finney, Malcolm X and others also stood in pursuit of human rights.

Locke encouraged the college community, especially African Americans, to think more about the lessons of the Holocaust "in hopes to minimize its reoccurance."

This event is co-sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and is free and open to the public.

Charlie Clarke
Psychology/Holocaust Genocide Studies Project