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The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education of North Carolina 
Holocaust Speakers Bureau 


To learn more about the Holocaust and to access our resources, please visit the resources tab on this website. Also, you can view one of our five documentary shorts to hear and see firsthand, eyewitness testimony of a survivor.  You can also learn about our upcoming speaking engagements and view photos from our past events.

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Our Activities

Recently, PBS aired a special concert featuring renowned Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and music director Manfred Honeck, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in remembrance of the Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy.


Full-length video of this special event available on PBS:

https://www.pbs.org/video/tree-of-life-a-concert-for-peace-and-unity-xsgwy6/

Additional information can be found here: http://www.rcusa.org/advocate-now/

Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity


Top 5 Ways to Protect Refugees

& Rebuild U.S. Resettlement Program

An unprecedented 68 million people, including 25 million refugees,

have been forced from their homes around the world.

This is the worst refugee crisis in history.

Learn more: http://www.rcusa.org/

Refugees who we promised to protect are still awaiting safety, and families have been separated for years because of these drastic reductions. As we approach the halfway point in the fiscal year on March 31st, we have a moral responsibility to hold the administration accountable to resettling at least 30,000 refugees this fiscal year, and to urge them to set the admissions goal for FY20 for at least 75,000 refugees.

Together, we ask #WhereRtheRefugees? 

 
TOP FIVE WAYS TO TAKE ACTION

Join National Call-in Day on March 27th  

Tell Congress: Protect Refugees, Asylum Seekers, & Families Seeking Protection.Click Hereto Receive a Phone Call that Connects You to Your 2 Senators and 1 Representative.

Host a #WhereRtheRefugees Public Witness Event  

Press conferences, interfaith vigils, actions, and foot washing ceremonies all make a difference.
Don’t forget to put your event on the map! To register or participate in an event near you, please visit: https://www.weareallusa.org/events.


Write Opinion Editorials & Letters to the Editor for Local Media Outlets 

​You can also educate your community by writing Opinion Editorials (op-ed’s) and Letters to the Editor (LTEs). A well-placed piece in a local media outlet has the power to influence decision makers. Click here for the RCUSA Advocacy Toolkit for help with pitching & placing.


Engage State & Local Policy Makers to Pass Refugees Welcome Resolutions 

​​To contact your state and local officials, visit: contactingcongress.org/local and usa.gov/elected-officials.

To tweet your state and local officials, find the twitter handles for your governor and state legislators.

Plan a Visit with Your Members of Congress In-District During April 13th-28th Recess 

Find step-to-step instructions in the RCUSA Toolkit for setting up a local congressional visit, recruiting a powerful team, planning an effective meeting, and urging your Senators and Representative to be champions for refugees. The toolkit also has talking points and links to handouts that you can use for the meeting, as well as contact information for advocacy staff.​


The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education of North Carolina (the Holocaust Speakers Bureau)

inspires students and members of our community to respect the dignity of all human beings by teaching the challenging

topics of the Holocaust, genocide, and tolerance. We work with schools, museums, libraries and houses of worship to

develop age-appropriate materials, presentations and programs.