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Holocaust Educator to Speak at UC


Hennessey is Author, Activist

Written By Tyler Gardinier '14, PR Intern

Event co-sponsored by UC's Diverstiy Committee, Office of Student Activities

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Utica, NY (04/28/2014)
- Millions of European Jews were killed by Nazis during the Holocaust. On Monday, April 28, the Diversity Committee and Office of Student Activities at Utica College will welcome Holocaust educator, author and activist Dan Hennessey. Hennessy will speak about “Why We Remember” at 5:30 p.m. in Strebel Auditorium.

Hennessey is a trained Holocaust educator from the Yad Vashen International School of Holocaust Studies. He will support his talk with archival footage, film and readings, followed by a candlelight ceremony.

Hennessey said, “Study of the Holocaust helps us understand the effects of prejudice, racism and stereotyping in human society.”

A past recipient of the Meyer A. Nathan Scholarship for Holocaust Education awarded by the Anti-Defamation League, he wrote the book, “Remembrance And Repentance: The Call to Remember and Memorialize the Holocaust.”

The candlelight ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Pioneer Café.

For more information about Daniel Hennessy, visit his website at http://about.me/dan.hennessy.

For additional information, please contact Bethany Piraino at bapiraino@utica.edu or Alane Varga at avarga@utica.edu

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 36 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and certification programs.