Summer Seminars to be Held at the Klahr Center

Mon, 2017-06-26

Bangor Daily News 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Dr., Augusta, Maine

For more information: 207-621-3532;

AUGUSTA—The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine [HHRC] has scheduled three, two-day Summer Seminars for educators and life-long learners; and one Summer Seminar for students in grades 8 through 12 at the Michael Klahr Center, located on the University of Maine at Augusta campus this July and August.

On July 11th and 12th the HHRC will offer Yearning to Breathe Free: The Immigrant Experience in Maine. Inspired by the HHRC’s recent exhibit of the same name, this program will focus on firsthand stories of past and current immigration, as well as how to teach Maine history through the eyes of immigrants. Participants will learn about the histories of the Swedes and Armenians in Maine, as well as get a sneak preview of the upcoming exhibit at the Maine State Museum focusing on Jewish life in Maine. Additional sessions will focus on the experiences of refugees, municipalities and immigration, a first person account from a volunteer at an internment camp for Latino and Mexican nationals in Texas, and an up to the minute report on immigrant and refugee issues addressed in the latest session of the Maine Legislature.

The second seminar, Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior, will be held on July 17th and 18th.