West Windsor, N.J. – The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center (HGRC), located at Mercer County Community College, will host three special programs in October. These events are offered as part of the center’s mission to support education and enhance the understanding of concepts and lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides.
The Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center is located on MCCC’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, on the second floor of the Library building. All events are free and open to educators, local organizations and the general public.
On Thursday, Oct. 10 at noon, the HGRC, in collaboration with MCCC’s Future Teachers Club, Kappa Delta Pi (the International Education Honor Society), and LGBTF, presents “Bent,” a movie that depicts the experience of homosexuals during the Holocaust. A discussion will follow the film.
On Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m., the center hosts a panel discussion on “Human Trafficking: A Violation of Human Freedom.” Experts will discuss this major human rights problem, particularly as it relates to New Jersey, where the state’s density and central location increase the likelihood of these activities.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29 the center, in collaboration with the Future Teachers Club and Kappa Delta Pi, will observe Bullying Awareness Day. Events include a screening of the documentary film “Bully” at noon. Also at noon, a bake sale and pumpkin sale will take place in front of the Student Center cafeteria as a fundraiser for Womanspace, which provides support to women and families in crisis. Literature on bullying prevention will be available. At 4 p.m., representatives from Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum, which is housed at The College of New Jersey, will lead a discussion on bullying prevention.
More information is available by visiting the Holocaust Center webpage here or by calling 609-570-3355.