Events This Week at the ICRCM
Send Condolences to the Family of President Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Friday, December 6, through Saturday, December 14, 2013
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
President Nelson Mandela of South Africa (July 18, 1918-December 5, 2013) will be remembered as a dedicated activist for civil and human rights. He championed freedom. In doing so, he fought apartheid—South Africa's oppressive social system filled with injustice, poverty, and limitations based on race.
The ICRCM will send condolences to the family of the late President Mandela. Piedmont Triad residents who also wish to send their expressions of sympathy and support to the family may do so at the ICRCM.
The Museum will create a bound volume of the written messages and send them to the Mandela family following funeral services slated for Sunday, December 15.
Guantánamo Public Memory Project
December 12, 2013 - January 31, 2014
What comes to mind when you hear “Guantánamo”? A prison? A military base? What about a place of refuge? Or your home? In the post-9/11 era, it’s hard to think of the American naval base at Guantánamo Bay (GTMO) as anything but a detention facility. However, Public History Master’s Students at UNC Greensboro have uncovered a rich set of stories about the base that they are featuring in a new exhibition, The Guantánamo Public Memory Project, which opens December 12, 2013.
Exhibit visitors will encounter rich personal stories, learn how the U.S. Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay has impacted individual lives, and explore how American foreign policy has shaped the base for more than a century. Visitors will also get to add their own voices to the GTMO debate by submitting their opinions via text messaging.
Exhibit Opening - December 12, 2013, 6:00 p.m. (free)
(Admission to the exhibit is free during public programs. On other days, admission is included with a regular ticket purchase to the museum: $10 adults and $8 students with i.d.)
"Voices from Guantánamo"
Cultural Events Series (admission free)
GTMO and the Cold War - December 12, 2013, 7:00 p.m. - ICRCM Auditorium
Saturday Children's Story Hour
The Banza: A Haitian Story
By Diane Wolkstein
Saturday, December 14 at 11 a.m.
With animals as animated characters, this Haitian fable explores the themes of generosity, bonding, and overcoming physical threat and danger. Children learn how personal beliefs and feelings impact not only their development and well being, but the lives of others. Students in the UNC-Greensboro Public History Department spearhead this initiative.
This program, part of ICRCM’s Saturday Children’s Story Hour, coincides with the exhibition, Guantanamo Public Memory Project. The activities include vocabulary development, listening skills enhancement, and a make and take art activity for children—ages six through twelve.
ICRCM is Seeking a New Executive Director
Building a Better America Through Core Democratic Values
An educational initiative for social studies students in grades 4, 5, 8, and 11.
A message to our generous supporters.
We opened our doors on February 1, 2010— more than three years ago. During this short time ICRCM has garnered a stellar reputation for promoting an understanding of the struggles for social justice and equality in the United States and across the world. In fact, through ICRCM, we link Greensboro to the world. We thank you for standing beside us, boosting our morale, and providing much needed financial support. And we ask that you continue this journey with us in the coming months and years.
We invite you to commit to furthering democracy and freedom through the work of the ICRCM. Before the end of 2013, please donate to show your endorsement of ICRCM’s efforts in your community.
With profound gratitude for your support, let us simply say “Thank you.”
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