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New Mexico Foundation for Human Rights Projects
Past Events2

Events in NMFHRP's 14-year History

While your knowledge of NMFHRP may be very recent, your should be aware that we have been active in Albuquerque since 1987. Here are some of the major projects and events that occurred between 1987-1999.

Anne Frank in the World Exhibit
1995 and 2000
 
NMFHRP sponsored the Anne Frank in the World exhibit in 1995 and 2000, serving over 140,000 visitors, including student groups and the general public.  This exhibit, displayed in venues throughout the world, was accompanied by a speakers' series and an art exhibit.

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The 2000 Anne Frank exhibit was held at Cottonwood Mall.

Speakers Address Thousands of Students
 
Students filled the Kiva Auditorium (capacity--2300) at the Albuquerque Convention Center to hear various speakers discuss Holocaust, prejudice, hate, and violence--and how to combat them.
 
Renee Firestone appeared in the spring of 2002 to tell students of her survival in Auschwitz.  Firestone, who works for the Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, was featured in Steven Spielberg's Academy Award-winning documentary, "The Last Days."
 
Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, discussed hate crimes and groups that are threatening minority groups in the U. S.  During his fall, 2002, visit, he told stories of bringing these criminals to justice through the legal system.
 
Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation brought their Violence Impact Forum to the Kiva in 2003.  Khamisa's college-age son, Tarik, was killed by Felix's grandson, a gang member, in 1995.  The two visit students to talk about the consequences of violence and the concept of forgiveness.
 
The two men returned to Albuquerque in November, 2004, and visited six APS schools, conveying their message.

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