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Jun8
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Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

In Our Voices: Stories of Survival & Resilience


Illinois Holocaust Museum & Navy Pier invite you to an insightful evening of discussion and storytelling from descendants and survivors of genocides in Armenia, Bosnia, and Rwanda. Participants will include:
– Ida Sefer, survivor of the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina and President of Bosnian American Genocide Institute
– Mark Akgulian, a third-Generation descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors
– Immaculee Mukantaganira, a survivor of 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda and Founder and President of Global Survivors for Peace, Inc.
– Kelley Szany (moderator), Vice President of Education & Exhibitions at Illinois Holocaust Museum and Co-Chair, Illinois Holocaust & Genocide Commission
The conversation will take place right beside our “Stories of Survival” exhibition, currently on display at Navy Pier, and illuminate life in the aftermath of these atrocities with the speakers’ personal experiences and key lessons for today and beyond.
The event will begin with a pre-program reception from 6:00 – 6:30 pm. Prior to the program, Illinois Holocaust Museum will announce the student winners of the inaugural Fritzie’s Promise award, in memory of Holocaust Survivor and Museum President Fritzie Fritzshall.
This program is free to the public. An online broadcast is available.
Register: https://ihm.ec/sos-iov

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