You're invited to the HHRCs 30th Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, June 3rd at 12:00 pm at the Woodlands Club in Falmouth. In addition to a luncheon, the event will include the presentation of the HHRC's annual student and community member awards, programs and special events. |
This year we are honoring two remarkable individuals with the Gerda Haas Award for Human Rights Education and Leadership:
Veteran Mt. Desert Island High School teacher Linda Gould is a founder of Downeast GLSEN (a chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), Maine's first public school Gay-Straight Alliance faculty advisor, and a nearly quarter-century advocate for rural LGBT youth in Maine. Her leadership was instrumental in saving Rainbow Ball Weekend, a pivotal event for rural LGBT and allied youth, when it almost folded last year.
Chris Myers Asch is an educator and activist from Hallowell, who is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Capital Area New Mainers Project, which is a cross-cultural group that welcomes immigrants to central Maine and, using volunteer teams of local residents, works to create a thriving, integrated, multicultural community in central Maine.
The HHRC will also take time to remember the remarkable influence of Cantor Kurt Messerschmidt, who passed away late last year. Cantor Messerschmidt, a Holocaust survivor who escaped his captors while on a death march from Auschwitz, was a beloved member of Maine's Jewish community in Portland and throughout Maine, and was a wonderful friend of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.
Tickets are available individually for $40 per person, or for $375 for a table of 10.
The Woodlands Club (View)
39 Woods Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
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