Leora Kahn (Curator, USA) - ‘The Rescuers’ curator will launch the exhibition and participate in a series of lectures/discussions. She is an accomplished and award-winning curator, educator, film-maker, photographer, photo editor and director of photography for publications such as The New York Times Magazine, People Magazine, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone and The New Yorker.
Public Program – As part of its mission of combating racial intolerance, the Jewish Holocaust Centre will hold a colloquium involving members from Melbourne’s Jewish, Bosnian-Herzegovinian, Rwandan and Cambodian communities who have witnessed or been victims of genocide, both past and present, as well as the Armenian and Sudanese communities.
Over four weeks, the JHC will host a series of lectures, discussions and film nights involving academics, mental health practitioners, community-aid workers and leading members of the Jewish and wider communities.
The JHC hosts over 20,000 school students from some 430 schools annually as part of its educational program. Students visiting the JHC during the exhibition will have an opportunity to connect events during the Holocaust to current world issues, while the programmed lectures and discussion groups promise to reach further into the community.
John Searle, Chair of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will open the Exhibition on 25 July 2012.
Rescuers Public Program
Proudly sponsored by:
George & Freda Castan Families Charitable Foundation
The Nordia Foundation
For further information please contact the Jewish Holocaust Centre’s Development Officer:
T: 03 9528 1985
13-15 Selwyn Street
Elsternwick VIC 3185