Foundation For California kicks off a Central Valley tour of “The Courage To Remember” Holocaust exhibit on Sept. 22, 4:30 PM at California State University Fresno’s University Student Union Building.
Long Beach, CA – Because violence against racial, ethnic and religious minorities continue to mar civil society, the Foundation For California presents a unique traveling exhibit of Holocaust education without cost to the public. “The Courage To Remember” Holocaust exhibit will open on September 22, 6:30 PM at California State University Fresno’s University Student Union Building (5280 North Jackson Ave., Fresno, CA 93740). Attending will be a gathering of civic, business, political religious and community leaders. Refreshments will be served. This September 22 opening ceremony is open to the public. “We are delighted and honored to open ‘The Courage To Remember’ at California State University Fresno,” said Dr. Alfred Balitzer, Chairman of the Foundation. “The lesson of the Holocaust ties together the past to the present, teaching the dangerous and destructive impacts of ignorance, hate and intolerance on individuals, communities and nations. In our culturally diverse state, this exhibit is not a luxury, it is a necessity.” The traveling exhibit is based on the internationally acclaimed “Courage to Remember” Holocaust exhibit of the Museum of Tolerance, the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The Foundation first made the traveling exhibit available to California communities in 1991. Two decades later its message is still relevant. “The timeless message of ‘never forget’ provides a link between generations, using history to empower each generation to resist ignorance and stand up for what is right,” stated Rodney Wilson, a member of the Foundation’s Board.
Three identical versions of this exhibit will travel throughout California over the next twelve months, appearing in libraries, schools, community centers and in other public venues as a result of a grant to the Foundation by SNCF. “It is so important that we remember and do not forget our past history so we do not repeat it,” said Denis Doute, CEO of SNCF of America. “That is why we are committed to Holocaust remembrance and have made this grant to the Foundation for California.”
“Two decades after we designed this exhibit, its lesson is still vital to peace at home and abroad,” stated Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. From time to time, Rabbi Cooper will appear with other spokespersons from the Museum of Tolerance to speak on the meaning of the Holocaust during the presentation of the exhibit. “The Courage To Remember” will be on display at California State University Fresno from September 22 - 27. To attend the September 22, 6:30 PM opening ceremony, please R.S.V.P. by September 20 at (562)355-1325 or by e-mail at
To schedule the “The Courage to Remember” or to obtain additional information about this exhibit, please visit www.FoundationForCalifornia.com or www.CourageToRemember.com.
About the Foundation for California:
Incorporated in 1986, the Foundation For California, a non-profit 501(c)3 educational corporation, was established to perform educational programs on issues of importance to the State of California, its local communities and the people of California. Over the past 25 years, the Foundation has hosted conferences on public policy issues, sponsored educational lecture series and unveiled traveling exhibits, bringing the important issues of our society to the forefront of discussion throughout California.
Contact: Foundation For California
phone #: (562)961-5595