MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will host a series of events in November in conjunction with the third annual Holocaust Awareness Project. This year’s theme is “Modern Genocide: Denial, Politics and Understanding.” The schedule of events is as follows:
Monday, Nov. 7
Conspiracy, a movie recounting the 1942 Wannsee Conference, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in room 2906 of the West Science Building.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Rajaa Shakir will give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. in Jamrich room 102. Shakir is the educational director at the Genocide Intervention Network. She will discuss the current situation in Darfur, why the Genocide Intervention Network was created, and what can be done to make a difference to the people being affected by genocide.
Monday, Nov. 14
The Killing Fields will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in room 2906 of the West Science Building. This film looks at war and ethnic cleansing in Cambodia through the eyes of an American reporter.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
A Holocaust literature reading titled “Readings as Remembrance” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in room 2906 of the West Science Building. The event is coordinated by Sigma Tau Delta, NMU’s English honor society.
Monday, Nov. 21
A showing of Hotel Rwanda will take place at 7:30 p.m. in room 2906 of the West Science Building. This film depicts a man’s witness to genocide in Africa after being abandoned by UN and U.S. forces.
Wednesday, Nov. 30
A public forum will be held at 7:30 p.m. in room 2906 of the West Science Building. The theme will be “The Role of the U.S. in Prevention of Modern Genocide: Have We Done Enough? Could We Do More?”
All events are free and open to the general public. The Holocaust Awareness Project is sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta. For more information, contact Robert Goodrich at 227-2037.