CSUB students to observe Days of Remembrance

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The Holocaust Education Network of Kern County, a group founded and comprised of CSU Bakersfield students, invites the community to the second annual CSUB Days of Remembrance from April 8th-10th at 7:30pm in CSUB Science III 108 and on April 17th inside the Student Union Multi Purpose Room. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Lot K. (http://www.csub.edu/campusmap/).

The purpose of this event is to educate CSUB students, and the larger community, about issues surrounding the Holocaust, such as genocide prevention and the bystander effect. The Days of Remembrance follow Yom HaShoah, the Jewish Memorial Day of those who were killed in the Holocaust. All are welcome to attend, however, because of the sensitive subject matter; parents are encouraged to exercise judgement.

"We hope that attendees will gain a better understanding of the bigger themes, grasp the concepts like genocide prevention, and feel as though they can participate in being witness to what a survivor can teach us about her struggles with such a traumatic event," said Leslie Reyes, member of the Holocaust Education Network of Kern County.

The event information is as follows:

Monday, April 8th - Presentation of the film "The Longest Hatred, followed by a discussion led by Dr. Stephen Campagna-Pinto, Co-Director of the Institute for Religion, Education and Public Policy (IREPP).

Tuesday, April 9th - The Holocaust Education Network of Kern County will present an exercise on Genocide Prevention titled "The Pyramid of Hate."

Wednesday, April 10th - Exercise on ending bystander behavior titled "Step-up," facilitated by Janet Millar, CSUB LMFT, and Dr. Liora Gubkin, CSUB Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.

Wednesday, April 17th - Holocaust Survivor, Dorothy Greenstein will share her story of going in and out of the ghettos posing as a Non-Jew to bring her family food and provisions to keep them alive during the worst of times. Greenstein frequently volunteers at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

The event is sponsored by the IREPP and by generous donations from community members. For further information, send an email to scampagna_pinto@csub.edu.

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