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Copland Concert Cancelled

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on March 21, 2014, at 9:37 a.m.
Due to the potential inclement weather predicted for this weekend, the Augusta Symphony Orchestra has cancelled it’s concert scheduled for Saturday, March 22nd at 7:30 PM at Cumston Hall in Monmouth. The ASO’s next concert is scheduled for April 12th at 7 PM in Auburn at the High Street Congregational …
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Copland Comes to Cumston Hall – Augusta Symphony Orchestra

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on March 11, 2014, at 5:02 p.m.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth, Maine For more information: augustasymphonymaine.org In partnership with the Friends of Cumston Hall, the Augusta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is excited to perform works by Domenico Cimarosa, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and Aaron Copland’s …
My Name is Rachel Corrie performed by Casey Turner (2013 PEER Award-winner for Eurydice) in the Dramatic Repertory Company’s play held at the Michael Klahr Center in Augusta, March 21 -23. FMI please visit the calendar page at hhrc.uma.edu.

Compelling Theatrical Piece MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE Comes to Augusta

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on March 07, 2014, at 4 p.m.
Friday, March 21, 2014 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday, March 22, 2014 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, March 23, 2014 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Michael Klahr Center, UMA Campus, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME For more information: Betsy Spekke; 207-621-3530; hhrc.uma.edu AUGUSTA— The Holocaust and Human Rights Center …

FREE CONFERENCE ON ARCHIVAL MATERIALS AND THEIR ROLE IN CONSERVING IDENTITY

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on March 07, 2014, at 3:36 p.m.
Friday, March 7, 2014 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: AUGUSTA—The Holocaust and Human Rights Center and the Maine Jewish Film Festival will present a free conference entitled The Role of Archive in Restoring and Conserving Identity on Tuesday, March 25th, from 12:00 – 9:00 PM, at the Michael Klahr …

Klahr Center hosts free film & discussion: FREEDOM RIDERS

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on Feb. 11, 2014, at 10:49 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 7:42 p.m. to 7:42 p.m. Location: Michael Klahr Center on the University of Maine, Augusta Campus, 46 University Dr., Augusta, ME For more information: Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine; 207-621-3530; hhrc.uma.edu/ Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Series Attracting a diverse group of …
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HHRC Responds to “Gestapo” Graffiti on Portland Restaurant Window

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on Feb. 11, 2014, at 10:31 a.m.
Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine Responds to “Gestapo” Graffiti on Portland Restaurant Window AUGUSTA—Last month, a Portland restaurant owner reacted angrily to being shut down by state health inspectors for a variety of health code violations. The restaurant denounced “the new Gestapo of Augusta, Gov. LePage” in large, …
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Klahr Center Presents Civil Rights Film for Valentine’s Day

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on Jan. 30, 2014, at 1:21 p.m.
The Michael Klahr Center, home to the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC), will offer a free showing of the film The Loving Story on Thursday, February 13th at 7 p.m. as part of the Created Equal program. Mildred and Richard Loving knew it was technically illegal for …
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Bioethics Exhibt Now Showing at the Klahr Center

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on Jan. 30, 2014, at 1 p.m.
SUM & PARTS, an interdisciplinary documentary sculpture installation joining oral history, figurative sculpture (using body casts of Agent Orange victims), and photographs is now on display at the Michael Klahr Center of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, located on the campus of the University of Maine at …
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Holocaust and Human Rights Center Recognizes Award Winners

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on June 04, 2013, at 2:14 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine—The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine recently announced the winners of its “Lawrence Alan Spiegel Scholarship” essay contest, Outstanding Student of the Year Awards and Holocaust Educator Professional Development Grant. The winner of the essay contest is Ariel Garber, a recent graduate of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High …
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ASO Announces Final Concert of 2012-2013 Season

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on May 06, 2013, at 11:53 a.m.
FREEPORT—The Augusta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will wrap up the 2012-2013 season with its annual concert with the Maine Youth Orchestra (MYO) on Saturday, May 11th at 3 PM at the Freeport Performing Arts Center, located at Freeport High School. The concert will include Morton Gold’s Clarinet Concerto Op. 60, selections …
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Big Mouth Thunder Thighs: Performance

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on April 30, 2013, at 12:50 p.m.
The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine and the UMA Cultural Arts Committee join to present this solo play about body and food, as part of UMA’s academic theme of food. Big Mouth Thunder Thighs intertwines memoir storytelling with a highly-theatrical, unpredictable, and outrageously entertaining variety show featuring: roller-skating, …
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Film Festival will highlight people with Developmental Disabilities

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on April 23, 2013, at 1:48 p.m.
AUGUSTA – Treat yourself to an hour of pure joy. On Wednesday, May 1st, the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will host the Sprout Film Festival, a program of short films by and about people with developmental disabilities at 11 AM and 6:30 PM at the Michael Klahr …
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Augusta Symphony Orchestra Announces April Concert

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on April 18, 2013, at 10:02 a.m.
The Augusta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is excited to invite the community to a special concert featuring pianist Virginia Eskin on Saturday, April 27th at High Street Congregational Church in Auburn at 7 PM, and Sunday, April 28th at Hope Baptist Church in Manchester at 7 PM. Focusing on pieces from …
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Hunger in Maine Panel Discussion at the Klahr Center

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on March 11, 2013, at 11:19 a.m.
The University of Maine Augusta and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will host a panel discussion on the hunger crisis in Maine on Wednesday, March 13th at noon at the Klahr Center on the campus of UMA. With many Maine families hard hit by the current recession, …
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Augusta Symphony Orchestra announces Pops Concert

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on Feb. 22, 2013, at 8:55 a.m.
The Augusta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is excited to invite the community to a one-night only 1930s pops concert and silent auction at Cumston Hall in Monmouth on Saturday, March 16th at 7 PM. The 1930s was a swinging decade, packed with new sounds on the stage, screen and radio. Some …
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Award-winning Film Big Night to be shown at Klahr Center

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on Nov. 28, 2012, at 3:36 p.m.
In the 1950s on the Jersey shore, two Italian immigrant brothers, Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and Segundo (Stanley Tucci) have opened a restaurant called Paradise and it’s not doing so well. That’s where the story of the award-winning 1996 film Big Night begins. This comic drama is being shown on Tuesday, …
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Dollars and Sense of Food is Focus of HHRC Discussion

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on Nov. 28, 2012, at 3:35 p.m.
The Dollars and Sense of Food will be the topic of the third and final program for the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine’s Politics of Food Discussion series to be held at the Michael Klahr Center on Tuesday, December 4th at 7 p.m. Bonnie Rukin, Coordinator of Slow …
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Women in the Media is the topic of a free documentary showing at the HHRC

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on Nov. 13, 2012, at 11:25 a.m.
AUGUSTA, ME—The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) will host two free screenings of the award-winning documentary Miss Representation at the Klahr Center on the UMA campus on Thursday, November 15th at noon and 7 p.m. One of the hits of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Miss Representation …
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MAINE HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER CONDEMNS SWASTIKA GRAFFITI ON CHURCH

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on Nov. 08, 2012, at 8:58 a.m.
The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine today condemned the scrawling of swastikas on the Stockton Springs Community Church in Stockton Springs, Maine. According to news reports, the swastikas were found on the church on Tuesday. The pastor of the church was quoted as saying that the graffiti was …
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HHRC Discussion Will Recall Food Rationing in Maine During World War II

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on Nov. 01, 2012, at 1:10 p.m.
AUGUSTA – Can’t wait for the election returns? Spend the hour before the polls close learning about the creative ways Mainers dealt with food rationing and helped the War effort during World War II. On Tuesday, November 6th from 7 to 8 p.m., the Michael Klahr Center at the University …
 
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