Opening Night Reception

Sunday, January 31, 2010
6:30 pm
Coronado Center (Louisiana entrance near Barnes & Noble)

Tickets: $50/person; $75/couple

RSVP by January 25
th, 2009 (RSVP and pay online with Paypal below)

Please join New Mexico Human Rights Projects for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, fine wine and music to celebrate the opening of the Anne Frank: A History for Today Exhibition. Master of Ceremonies, Tom Joles, Lead Anchor KOB-TV News

Keynote Speaker – Renee Firestone

A survivor of 13 months in Auschwitz/Birkenau Concentration Camp, Renee Firestone is an internationally recognized speaker and a tireless leader in many areas of social justice and Holocaust remembrance and education. She is the founding lecturer for the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Educational Outreach Program, Los Angeles. Renee was a trainer and interviewer with Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, an organization founded to document the testimonies of the last remaining survivors of the Holocaust, righteous Gentiles, and military liberators. Renee was one of five survivors whose experiences were featured in the film The Last Days, which received the 1998 Academy Award for Best Feature Length Documentary. In 2006, Renee was featured in a new documentary film, Swimming in Auschwitz, appeared in a cameo role in Freedom Writers. In December 2006, Renee was the special surprise presenter to Steven Spielberg at the Kennedy Center Honors for the Performing Arts.

Musical Performance

The vibrant and talented professional chamber ensemble, Chatter, with violinist David Felberg will perform music from Terezin Concentration Camp. Chatter is a unique New Mexico ensemble that performs music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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