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 UMD Opens New Program

Center for Genocide, Holocaust,
and Human Rights Studies

About the Center:

The University of Minnesota Duluth has recently established a Center for Genocide, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies thanks to the generosity of the Regis Foundation of Minneapolis. The programming of the new center will be tied to that of the university's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Twin Cities. The UMD center, with speakers, films, and other commemorative events, will supplement UMD's curriculum and the annual events sponsored by the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee. The center will also seek to support the work of teachers in the schools of the region who seek to expand or supplement their curriculum in the areas of concern to the center.

Inaugural events for the Center for Genocide, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies:

On April 20 at 4 p.m. renowned expert on the Holocaust and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Twin Cities, Steven Feinstein, will speak in the Tweed Lecture Room. His talk is entitled "Art and Remembrance." It is a complement to the Holocaust exhibition by the clay artist Daisy Brand, currently on display in the Tweed. A reception will follow Feinstein's talk.

On April 25 at 11:45 a.m. in the Rafters there will be a screening of the documentary, The Armenian Genocide 90 Years Later, a production of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, TC. Photo: Armenian men marched to prison in 1915.

On May 2 in the Rafters at noon, two leading human rights attorneys, Bret Thiele and Mayra Gomez, will speak on the topic, "Enforcing Economic and Social Rights: Global Experiences." The talk will focus on the work of the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) with examples from Sudan (Darfur), Guatemala, Colombia, Sri Lanka, the U.S., and elsewhere.

For information contact Alexis Pogorelskin, Chair
UMD Dept. of History,
1121 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
tel.: 218 726-7548
fax: 218 726-6386
apogorel@d.umn.edu

Posted April 10, 2006

UMD home page editor, Cheryl Reitan, creitan@d.umn.edu
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