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In the past, faculty members from anthropology, art history, criminology, political science, psychology, sociology, education, english, mass communication, performing arts and history have contributed presentations and lectures to the program.


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Holocaust Awareness Weeks emphasize interdisciplinary dialogue

For the tenth year, Colorado Mesa University will facilitate the Holocaust Awareness Weeks Series, a sequence of seminars on genocide coinciding with Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 8. The program, which runs April 1 through April 12, will feature interdisciplinary presentations discussing topics and patterns related to both modern genocide and the Jewish Holocaust.

In the past, faculty members from anthropology, art history, criminology, political science, psychology, sociology, education, english, mass communication, performing arts and history have contributed presentations and lectures to the program. The seminars focus heavily on generating discussion across campus and between CMU and the community. Each seminar emphasizes different interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies using a variety of formats.

The Holocaust Awareness Weeks focus primarily on the origins, events and effects of the Jewish Holocaust. Within the series, “Holocaust” refers to the groups targeted by the Nazi regime, including Jews, homosexuals, Roma and Sinti, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Catholics, Slavs, and political dissenters. A field of flags representing the groups targeted in the Holocaust will be displayed on a lawn near the University Center for the entirety of the series.

Ethnic cleansing and other government-sponsored atrocities still happen across the globe. The program will also explore the broader notion of genocide, including its origins, development and implications for modern western and non-western societies.

There are 12 seminars and events scheduled for the Holocaust Awareness Weeks, including film screenings, a Chautauqua performance and several lectures and discussions. More information about the Holocaust Awareness Weeks seminars will be released as the event approaches. •

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