Holocaust Memorial Resource And Education Center Of Florida Hosts Civil Rights Series

Holocaust Memorial Resource And Education Center Of Florida

Holocaust Memorial Resource And Education Center Of Florida: Looking Back and Moving Forward with Central Florida Civil Rights

Collaboration and education were instrumental in moving forward early Civil Rights efforts, which is why The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida has brought together institutions and individuals throughout Central Florida to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and join in examining the impact of this landmark legislation.

Through a series of exhibits, films, drama and community presentations throughout Central Florida, the reflect on the progress that has been made with civil rights, as well as encourage important conversations about issues that remain to be addressed in hopes to move forward and challenge bigotry and intolerance in all of its forms.

At the center of this initiative, The Holocaust Center will host a moving exhibit, Hateful Things from the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State College, which displays nearly 150 years of anti-black/racist material, and will send its own Civil Rights exhibit, Embracing the Dream, which celebrates local heroes who were part of ending segregation, on a Central Florida tour. Several featured presentations are listed below and a detailed calendar of all programs can be found by visiting, www.centralfloridacivilrights.org.

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  • October 19, 2014: Last White Knight – film and filmmaker talk-back

Admission – $10

Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Avenue, Orlando

  • October 20, 2014: Prom Night in Mississippi – film and discussion

University of Central Florida

Student Union – Cape Florida Room, #316

  • October 26, 2014: Best of Enemies – live drama and one-night fundraising event

Fundraising event – $100

(Best of Enemies run dates are October 15 – November 16, 2014)

Call for show prices – 407.447.1700

Orlando Shakespeare Theater – 812 E. Rollins Street, Orlando

  • November 6, 2014: Privilege and Progress – Forum with guest speaker, former skinhead, Angela King

Admission – Free

The Holocaust Center, 841 N. Maitland Avenue, Maitland

  • November 12, 2014: Panel discussion on Marginalized Communities

Admission – Free

The Holocaust Center, 841 N. Maitland Avenue, Maitland

Visit www.centralfloridacivilrights.org for current details regarding events sponsored by the Holocaust Center and its regional partners. This new comprehensive website is created and managed by the Holocaust Center.

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida is a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice with the ultimate goal of developing a moral and just community through its extensive outreach of educational and cultural programs. Using the lessons of the Holocaust as a tool, the Center teaches the principles of good citizenship to thousands of people of all ages, religions and backgrounds each year.

Located at 851 N. Maitland Avenue, The Holocaust Center is one of the oldest facilities of its kind in the nation. It houses permanent and temporary exhibit space, archives and a research library. It is a supported by tax-exempt donations and is open to the public free of charge.

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