The Human Rights & Relations Commission (HRRC) seeks interested members for the Days of Remembrance Working Group. This working group will develop a theme and agenda for this event, identify presenters, schedule the day and venue, help to publicize, and assist with event logistics, including securing refreshments and room set-up /clean-up.
The Days of Remembrance is a free event that provides an opportunity for the community to remember and honor victims of the Holocaust and genocides, and to share experiences of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. The event serves to educate us on how the Holocaust and genocide impacts the lives of survivors and affects us as a community, and what we can do to make a difference on these issues.
“Next year, 2020, will be our 10th anniversary of the Days of Remembrance event. It’s also the 50th anniversary of the founding of the HRRC. Those are two significant milestones and we want to acknowledge that in our Days of Remembrance program,” said HRRC Member Pat Arseneault. “We’re looking for volunteers who will help design and promote a program that will bring greater awareness of events such as the Holocaust and other genocides. We’re looking for community input on what programming would speak to you to get you engaged.”
The Working Group will consist of three to four members, in addition to Human Rights & Relations Commissioners, and is open to any interested residents. Members can expect a time commitment of two to four hours per month, with the commitment ending in May. Interested candidates can apply online at edinamn.gov/DOR-Work-Group. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 22.
For more information, contact Race & Equity Coordinator Heidi Lee at HLee@EdinaMN.gov.