Holocaust Memorial Center to Host Genocide Exhibit Dedication and Presentation, Oct. 12

World Without Genocide Executive Director Dr. Ellen Kennedy is featured speaker for the event.

Farmington Hills, MI, October 11, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus (www.holocaustcenter.org) is hosting an exhibit dedication and presentation focusing on genocide, Sun., Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. This program is open to the public with $5 admission, or free with membership. Kosher refreshments will be served.

World Without Genocide Executive Director Dr. Ellen Kennedy is featured speaker for the event. Nelson and Susan Hersch and their children, Michelle, Jessica and Rebecca, generously support the exhibit.

After the Holocaust, the words Never Again sounded loudly as leaders pledged never again to remain silent in the face of mass extermination. But Never Again became Over and Over Again. The Holocaust was followed by genocides all over the world, including Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Guatemala, East Timor and Darfur.

Kennedy founded World With Genocide in St. Paul, Minn. to provide an organization that works to protect innocent people around the world; prevent genocide by combating racism and prejudice; advocate for the prosecution of perpetrators; and remember those lives and cultures have been destroyed by violence.

Kennedy has received many awards for her work: Outstanding Citizen from the Anne Frank Center, Higher Education Leader of the Year from the National Society for Experiential Education, Outstanding Service Award from the Midwest Sociological Society, two awards from the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Women’s Press Changemaker Award.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from the University of Michigan and holds multiple doctorate degrees from the University of Minnesota.

About the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus opened in 1984. Local Holocaust survivors, with community support, founded the museum to teach about the senseless murder of millions, and why everyone must respect and stand up for the rights of others if the world is to prevent future discrimination, hate crime and genocide. As Michigan’s only Holocaust museum, the Holocaust Memorial Center annually touches the lives of more than 85,000 individuals, who leave the museum profoundly affected with a newly acquired sense of history, social responsibility and morality. The Holocaust Memorial Center’s exhibits create a call to action, teaching visitors through the examples of those who risked their lives to save others, and asking its guests to react to contemporary challenges such as racism, intolerance, bullying and prejudice.

The facility is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available at both the North and South entrances.

For more information on the Holocaust Memorial Center, visit www.holocaustcenter.org, or call 248-553-2400.
Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
Mike Ingberg