14th Annual CMU Holocaust Awareness Week: The Price of Prejudice

Colorado Mesa University will host the 14th annual Holocaust Awareness Week: The Price of Prejudice starting Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14.

The weeklong series will showcase numerous seminars that investigate modern genocide and look at the groups who were targeted by the Nazi regime. The goal is to bring together area residents with the Colorado Mesa University academic community to focus on the issues of education, respect and diversity within the overall populace.

Activities will kick-off on Monday at 10:50am with a moment of silence to dedicate the Field of Flags. The Field of Flags will be constructed by volunteers on the campus green southwest of the University Center. It includes more than 2,000 flags that represent the major groups targeted by the Nazis during World War II.

All of the public lectures at CMU’s main campus in Grand Junction will be in Houston Hall, room 139. The session at the Montrose campus will be held in the community room. For a full schedule of events, go to

Topics to be discussed include CMU Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Eric Sandstrom’s presentation of “Hitler Used ‘Fake News’ Too,” and “The Holocaust as Heirloom: The Perspective of the Granddaughter of Survivors” from Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Kristin Heumann.

Sandstrom’s presentation is at 4:30pm on Wednesday, April 12. Heumann’s follows at 6:30 pm. See the full schedule for more topics, dates and times.

For more information the Holocaust series, please contact the director of the Holocaust Awareness Series, Assistant Professor of History Vincent V. Patarino, PhD at 970.248.1490 or

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