The event description reads: “In reflection of the 80th anniversary of this historic event, This Side of Eternity: The Story of Kristallnacht examines the nature of evil itself, the real human beings behind genocide, and asks if it’s possible to resist in the face of insurmountable odds.”
Rwandan genocide survivor Emmanuel Habimana will highlight the Together We Remember event and vigil to honor victims of identity-based violence, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2019 in the sanctuary at United Hebrew Congregation.
Social media: #TogetherWeRemember #RemembranceToActionTogether We remember flyer
Terre Haute Human Relations Commission and The Interfaith Council of the Wabash Valley will sponsor the Protecting Places of Worship forum from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019, at St. George Social Center, 1900 S. 4th St. in Terre Haute.
The event is free and open to the public and includes lunch.RSVP by April 4 to Melissa.Reed@terrehaute.in.gov.Protecting Places of Worship
Farrington’s Grove Historical District will hold its Spring Beautification Project at 10 a.m. Saturday, April. 20, at 1304 S. 6th St., a half-mile south of the Temple.
Teams and individuals will clean up the neighborhood for 60-90 minutes. Lunch will follow. FGHD will provide t-shirts, refreshments, trash bags, gloves and sanitizer packets.
Contact fghdbeautification @ gmail.com with questions.FGHD042019
Dr. Nancy Sommers, a native of Terre Haute and former member of United Hebrew Congregation, will be keynote speaker at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) in the UHC sanctuary.
Her subject will be “My Mother’s Story — Creating Light from Darkness and Optimism out of Tragedy”. Dr. Sommers’s mother is Louise Levite Sommers, a Holocaust survivor and resident of Terre Haute.
Dr. Sommers is a prize-winning writer and internationally-recognized leader in the field of writing studies.
She directed the Harvard College Writing Program for 20 years and now teaches in the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Wabash Valley in Solidarity called the rally in response to individuals distributing white supremacist flyers Monday in Terre Haute and reportedly in Paris, Ill.
The event page reads:
“This rally is in response to racist and anti-Semitic flyers recently distributed in Terre Haute and Paris, Ill. Join local organizations including Candles Holocaust Museum and Education Center, the Inter-Faith Council of the Wabash Valley, the Sisters of Providence, Indiana Women’s March, Indivisible Indiana 8th District, Social Action Committee of the First Unitarian Universalists and others to stand up and say we all belong here.
“We’ll be on the east-facing steps of the courthouse at 5 p.m. Bring a sign. Let’s inspire one another to take concrete action to show our neighbors and friends that we mean what we say: #LoveWins and #NoHateInOurState”.
Teams and individuals will clean up the neighborhood for 60-90 minutes. Lunch will follow. FGHD will provide t-shirts, snacks, trash bags, gloves and sanitizer packets.
Contact fghdbeautification @ gmail.com with questions.
The Indiana Jewish Community Relations Council, in coordination with CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center and other organizations, will observe Holocaust Remembrance Day with a virtual Yom HaShoah program from 1-1:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/821859106.
See our Facebook page for more details.