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“The Armenian Genocide: Is It Still Forgotten After 100 Years?”
May 4, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
April 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Holocaust Museum Houston will host this special lecture by Dr. Taner Akçam, the Kaloosdian/Mugar Professor at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, on the latest research on the genocide and ethnic cleansing that took place in the early 20th century. Although the deportation and killing of Armenians was internationally condemned in 1915 as a "crime against humanity and civilization," the Ottoman government initiated a policy of denial and the Turkish Republic disputes any involvement in those crimes and the use of the word "genocide" to describe them. The case for Turkey's "official history" rests on documents from the Ottoman imperial archives, to which access has been heavily restricted until recently. By uncovering the central roles played by demographic engineering and assimilation in the Armenian genocide, the lecture will explain how this crime is understood and show that physical destruction is not the only aspect of the genocidal process. Tickets are $5 for HMH members, seniors and students and $8 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.
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"The Untold Story of Ralph Carr and the Japanese: Fate of Three Japanese Americans and the Internment"
May 14, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
This 50-minute film follows three Japanese Americans in the 1940s who were impacted by the order to forcibly relocate from their homes and how theirs lives intersected with then-Colorado Gov. Ralph Carr, a vocal defender of civil rights and opponent of internment. The documentary provides perspectives from each individual including Robert Fuchigami, whose family life was irreversibly tarnished by their internment in Amache, the government-run camp in Colorado; Herbert Inouye, whose family was warmly welcomed at the Colorado border after a harrowing journey from his home state of California; and Colorado native Mitchie Terasaki, who avoided internment after she was hired by Carr for a position in the Colorado state government. A passionate defender of Japanese American rights, Carr publicly opposed internment and believed that denying any group its constitutional rights would put the rights of all Americans in jeopardy. “If you harm them, you must harm me,” he once famously said. The governor held firmly to his belief in equality and justice for all throughout his political career. Though his beliefs would ultimately cost him election to the Senate, he firmly stood by his moral code." This film is cosponsored with the Consulate-General of Japan in Houston. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested. Visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.

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“Implementing All Behaviors Count in School Settings” 
May 15, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
Join the education team for a one-day workshop to learn about utilizing Holocaust Museum Houston’s “All Behaviors Count” program in the classroom. “All Behaviors Count” is a free modular program that examines the five forms of socialcruelty: taunting, rumoring, exclusion, ganging up and bullying. This program examines the role each of the five forms of social cruelty plays in school life and in culture. Broadening the topic to include other aspects of social cruelty is significantly more effective than approaching bullying as a singular behavior. In addition to teaching about these negative behaviors, this program also focuses on teaching about how to respond to social cruelty in positive ways. These social resiliency skills – both intra-and inter-personal – mean that students who participate in the program are prepared to address issues of social cruelty directly. In this session, educators will learn how to use examples from media and popular culture the classroom to widen the experiences students see and discuss. This program is highly recommended for districts working to meet state guidelines regarding stopping bullying in all grade levels (K-12). Teachers, principals, curriculum leaders and guidance counselors should consider attending. This workshop has been approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for six hours in Social and Emotional Needs of G/T Learners. The fee for this program is $20 per person, which includes workshop materials but not lunch. Registration is limited to 40 teachers and must take place by May 12, 2015. To register, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.

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Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers
May 25, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers is a week-long program that introduces university students preparing for a career in teaching to the history and to the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides. The Warren Fellowship, supported by The Warren Fellowship Fund, is developing a corps of educators who want to learn how to effectively teach about genocide and the Holocaust. The fellowship takes place at Holocaust Museum Houston in Houston, Texas each spring. Twenty-five pre-service teacher educators and graduate students will be selected by a faculty and Museum panel and will be designated as Warren Fellows. Once accepted to this prestigious fellowship, participants attend a six–day, expense-paid institute designed to immerse the Fellows in historical and pedagogical issues related to the Holocaust. During the week, Fellows have the opportunity to meet and work with survivors of the Holocaust. Following the program, Fellows are invited to participate in numerous educational activities and outreach opportunities, including the possibility of study at Yad Vashem in Israel. Students who plan to teach elementary, middle or secondary school or at the university level are encouraged to apply for the Warren Fellowship. This prestigious program is by application only. Application deadline is April 10, 2015. To apply, visit www.hmh.org and click the Education/Outreach tab.

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Memorial Day
May 25, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center

The Museum will be open normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Hours and Admission
The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

The Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Library is closed Sundays.

The Museum is closed for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For other holiday hours, visit the "Events" tab on the Museum’s Web site at www.hmh.org.

Effective April 15, 2014, admission rates for Holocaust Museum Houston will change. Please note the new rates:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Memorial Day (May 25, 2015), D-Day (June 6, 2015), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2015) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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