Past Events of the Holocaust Remembrance CommitteeThe Holocaust Remembrance Committee & the ADL Outreach Network Invite you to
An Evening with the Stars and Producers of the Award-Winning Film
Featuring Journalist and Author Alex Kotlowitz
Tio Hardimann, Director of CeaseFire Illinois
Alex Kotlowitz, Award-winning journalist and author
Ameena Mathews, CeaseFire Interrupter
In an insightful journey through Chicago’s inner city, the film, The Interrupters, highlights the courageous work of CeaseFire, an organization dedicated to patrolling the city’s toughest streets to defuse scenarios of heart-stopping volatility. To see a preview of the film, The Interrupters, see http://interrupters.kartemquin.com/
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Mesirow Financial Auditorium
353 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL
6:30 pm | Presentation and Q & A, Dessert Reception to Follow
$20 per person
Online reservations are now closed. Walk-In's welcome.
The Holocaust Remembrance Committee, the young leadership of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, invites you to
Spring into Summer!
Bring your friends, grab some food and drinks, and learn about this exciting organization and how to get involved!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Bull & Bear
431 North Wells Street, Chicago
Online registration is closed, but you can pay at the door. Please call 847.967.4867 with any questions.
$10 donation includes two cocktails, passed appetizers, a raffle, and a live performance by local talent Jeffrey David Goldford!
Also enjoy an exclusive beer tasting from local brewery Two Brothers Brewing Company!
Don’t miss out on our raffle, featuring Cubs tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and much more! The event will also feature a brief presentation about the museum and ways to participate with the Holocaust Remembrance Committee.
From Pink Triangles to Prop 8: The Holocaust and Gay Rights Today
Co-Sponsored by Equality Illinois and Center on Halsted
The Holocaust Remembrance Committee, Equality Illinois, and the Center on Halsted co-sponsored an event surrounding gay persecution over the years. We explored the experiences of gay Holocaust survivors and the Nazis' attempts to find a "cure" for homosexuality, and discussed modern-day laws and actions that oppress lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States and around the world. The program was facilitated by Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, and Danny M. Cohen, Lecturer at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.
A Night at the Museum
An exclusive after-hours experience
for the Museum's young leadership
May 12, 2010
HRC members enjoyed an evening in the museum all to themselves! Survivors took groups of HRC members through the exhibit, relaying information about their own personal experiences along with background information on the war. A meaningful experience was had by all.
Informational Happy Hour
Come to Learn. Leave Inspired.
February 23, 2010
Over 100 people joined the Holocaust Remembrance Committee at Martini Park to learn about the young leadership group and ways to get involved with the museum. Thanks to everyone who came out! View pictures of the event >
Reverend Otis Moss III
October 28, 2009
On October 28th, Reverend Otis Moss III of Trinity United Church of Christ spoke to more than 150 people at the Spertus Institute. He discussed the similarities and differences between Jewish and Christian communities, in the context of justice, civil and human rights. He highlighted how the narrative of the Jewish community colored by the pain and suffering of the Holocaust is parallel to the African American community’s narrative of the dehumanization and loss experienced during the middle passage. The Praise Team choir from the church performed during the program and added wonderful spirit to the evening. Following his speech, Moss joined the guests for a dessert reception. View pictures of the event >
Mark Hanis, Beyond Darfur: A Lesson in Prevention
June 24, 2009
HRC hosted Mark Hanis, creator and founder of the Genocide Intervention Network. He spoke of the group's mission to educate and empower people with the tools to prevent and stop genocide. Mark's story was an inspiration to all. To see photos from the event, click here. Below are ways that you can get involved with GIN.
1) Join Genocide Intervention Network by visiting www.genocideintervention.net. GI-NET believes that everyone, everywhere, has the right to live in a world without genocide. When you join the network, you are not only helping to save and protect lives, you are also sending a message to the international community that you will not stand by in the face of genocide
2) Make a Contribution: In regions devastated by violence, every dollar counts. Funds that you contribute or raise will have a meaningful impact on people whose lives have been devastated by genocide and mass atrocities. Click here to learn how your contribution will help people on the ground in Darfur and Burma.
3) Call 1-800-GENOCIDE: Make your voice heard through calling the toll-free hotline, the only one of its kind. Simply key in your zip code, and you will receive the option to connect directly to the White House or to your local elected officials. Before you are connected, you will receive up-to-date talking points to prepare you for the conversation.
A Celebration of Success: A Private Reception for HRC
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
More than 300 young people gathered at Rockit Bar & Grill to celebrate the opening of the new museum, as well as the successes of the young leadership group. View pictures from the event >
House of Secrets: Lecture and Discussion with Alex Kotlowitz
Monday, October 27, 2008
Alex Kotlowitz, author of Their Are No Children Here, spoke to a packed house of 175 people at Rubloff Auditorium about discrimination, poverty and struggle in diverse communities. View pictures from the event >
2nd Annual Kick-Off Party
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
This annual event at Rockit Bar & Grill had a fantastic turn out, introducing more than 200 new young people to IHMEC. Everyone enjoyed themselves and learned more about the young leadership group at the new Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.
HRC Hosts an Evening with John Prendergast
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
More than 175 people gathered at Loyola Law School to hear John Prendergast's inspirational discussion about his ongling work in Darfur and surrounding areas affected by the genocide. He engaged the audience with his stories of his travels in Africa and the projects he is currently working on, and then led an extensive question and answer session. He concluded the evening by signing copies of his newest book, “Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond” co-authored with Don Cheadle.
Most importantly, Prendergast suggested ways people could get involved and make a difference towards stopping this ongoing gendocide.
Contact your representative by asking for a meeting, writing a letter, or calling 1-800-GENOCIDE. Call the White House at 1-202-456-1414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write a letter to the editor or op-ed of your paper and demand action.
Contact your local television stations that you watch to encourage them to provide more coverage of the crisis in Sudan. Go to www.beawitness.org.
Support divestment by encouraging university endowments, state pension funds and mutual funds that are currently invested in Sudan to divest. For more information, go to www.sudandivestment.org.
Protest China: they are underwriting the human destruction in Darfur. Visit www.sudanreeves.org to learn what actions you can take.
Be educated by knowing what is going on in Darfur. Sign up for monthly alerts at www.enoughproject.org. Learn more about the book by Don Cheadle and John Prendergast by visiting www.notonourwatchbook.com.