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Rising Up for Human Dignity: YOM HASHOAH

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In the face of cultural erasure, what can a community do to ensure the survival of its core identity? What are the shared responsibilities of the greater community? Join us for a series of events, in observance of Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, exploring historical attempts at erasure of various communities’ ancestral cultures, the lived consequences of existing within ongoing erasure, and the radical resilience communities are exhibiting to not only secure survival but to thrive.

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YOM HASHOAH: READING OF THE NAMES

Thursday, April 28, 10am-5pm PDT, Pioneer Courthouse Square

Every year on Yom HaShoah, the Day of Remembrance, communities around the world uphold the memory of victims of the Holocaust through the Reading of the Names, a public recitation of Holocaust victims’ names, ages, and birthplaces. On Thursday, April 28, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will sponsor the Reading of the Names at Pioneer Courthouse Square. A selection of community members and elected officials will be reading the names of those murdered in the Holocaust.

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Pioneer Courthouse Square