UPDATED: CHRGS, First Lady Marcia Kelley to unveil “The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage” Tonight
CHRGS 'The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage' exhibit, tributes continue
The Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies (CHRGS) and First Lady Marcia Kelley held a gala opening reception for the photo exhibition "The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage" Monday, March 25, in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library.
The tributes to the heroes of humanity continue at 6 p.m., tonight, Tuesday, March 26, in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library, where Brian Urlacher and UND student Gabriel Vossberg are set to discuss the history and rescuer roles related to the Rwandan Genocide.
The Rescuers Exhibition will be featured on the fourth floor of the Chester Fritz Library from March 18–April 12, during regular library hours.
Through images and text, the exhibition tells the story of brave individuals who risked everything to save would-be victims in atrocity situations, including the Holocaust and genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, and Bosnia. You can learn more about the exhibition here: http://proof.org/project/rescuers/.
Programming connected to the exhibition will involve, on a weekly basis, one professor and one UND student presenting on one of the genocides featured. The professor will provide the historical context and the student will tell the story of a rescuer.
The Center would not have been able to bring the exhibition to UND without the generous support of Tolerance Minnesota, a Program of the Jewish Community Relations Council.
During the last twenty years, countries around the world have been torn apart by ethnic, religious, and political violence. In all of this turmoil, however, there are also remarkable stories of ordinary heroes who risk their lives to save members of targeted groups. The Rescuers Project, a follow-up program to the exhibition, supports healing and reconciliation in post-conflict countries by recording and highlighting the stories of those who resisted overwhelming prejudice and violence by reaching out to condemned groups.
Gordon is the Director of the CHRGS and associate professor of Law at UND. He said that it was an honor to have First Lady Kelley as a special guest at the opening and to involve students in the programming.
Other programming related to the exhibition, include:
RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE, SITE TBD (See website) – Law School Professor Gregory Gordon and UND student Tyler Hardy will discuss the history of the Cambodian Genocide and the role played by rescuers in saving innocent victims.
April 4, at 7 p.m., in the Baker Courtroom of the Law School – Terry Shoptaugh of Minnesota State University Moorhead will present clips from Schindler's List and discuss the Holocaust.
April 9, at 7 p.m., in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library – John Cox of NDSU and UND student Kamrin Rausch will discuss the history and rescuer roles related to the Bosnian Genocide.