valencia to host “the courage to remember” visual narrative

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Valencia College will host, “The Courage to Remember,” a 42-panel visual narrative of the Holocaust, presented by the Foundation for California and produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. With nearly 200 original photographs, many never before seen by the general public, The Courage to Remember offers compelling new insights into the Holocaust.

You’re invited to the opening event on Thursday, October 11 from 4:00-5:00 p.m., at Valencia’s East Campus Black Box Theater. To RSVP for the opening event, call 407-582-2340 or emaildhines7@valenciacollege.edu.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Valencia will host a public lecture series featuring Holocaust and genocide scholars.

Monday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m., Building 3, Atrium – “Police, State and Systemic Violence: How the Police are Used as Instruments of Horror,” by James McDonald, professor of Criminal Justice

Tuesday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m., Building 3, Atrium – “The Courage to Transcend,” panel discussion featuring Richard Gair, professor of Reading and Holocaust Literature, James McDonald, professor of Criminal Justice, and Michael Savage, instructor of History. The panel will be moderated by Lee Thomas, East Campus dean of Social Sciences

Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m., Building 3, Atrium – “Yes, They Did Fight Back: Resistance During the Holocaust,” by Richard Gair, professor of Reading and Holocaust Literature

Wednesday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m., Building 3-113  “Problems Associated with Memorializing Genocide,” Michael Savage, Genocide expert and instructor of History

Thursday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m., Building 3 Atrium – “Nazi Propaganda: How They Used It to Sell Their Ideas,” Richard Gair, professor of Reading and Holocaust Literature

Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m., Building 3 Atrium – “Preventing Mass Atrocities in the 21st Century,” George Lopez, professor at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, at Notre Dame University

The Courage to Remember exhibit will be on display through October 18, including Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., and weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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