Grand Forks elementary students to be special guests at UND TODAY to view human rights exhibition at Chester Fritz Library

Fifth graders from Ben Franklin Elementary in Grand Forks will be special guests of the UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies (CHRGS)  from noon to 2:30 p.m., TODAY, at the Chester Fritz Library, where they will receive a special tour and lesson on “The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage” exhibition.

The nearly month-long photo exhibition on the UND campus, titled “The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage” celebrates heroes who’ve stood against human rights violoations and autrocities around the world. The exhibition, sponsored by CHRGS, will end its run at UND Chester Fritz Library at the end of today.

During the last twenty years, countries around the world have been torn apart by ethnic, religious, and political violence. In all of this turmoil, however, there are also remarkable stories of ordinary heroes who risk their lives to save members of targeted groups. The Rescuers Project, a follow-up program to the exhibition, supports healing and reconciliation in post-conflict countries by recording and highlighting the stories of those who resisted overwhelming prejudice and violence by reaching out to condemned groups.

The CHRGS would not have been able to bring the exhibition to UND without the generous support of Tolerance Minnesota, a Program of the Jewish Community Relations Council.

Contact:
Lilie Schoenack
Program Manager
Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies
University of North Dakota
701.306.0630 | lilie.schoenack@my.und.edu

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