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11/15/2016 Member News
The FHM to Raise Public Awareness on How to Combat Antisemitism with Lecture by Ira N. Forman, U.S. Department of State Special Envoy

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The FHM to Raise Public Awareness on How to Combat Antisemitism with Lecture by Ira N. Forman, U.S. Department of State Special Envoy

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Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement Lecture (GHRAM)

November 15, 2016 [St. Petersburg, FL] -- The Florida Holocaust Museum presents a Genocide and Human Rights
Awareness Movement (GHRAM) lecture by Ira N. Forman titled, "Global Antisemitism in 2016: What the U.S. Government is Doing to Combat It." This program is free and open to the public with two lectures scheduled with Mr. Forman. The first is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at The Florida Holocaust Museum and the second is at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Temple Emanu-El in Sarasota, FL.

Mr. Forman currently works for the U.S. Department of State as the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism. Antisemitism is discrimination against or hatred toward Jews and the Special Envoy develops and implements policies and projects to support efforts to combat antisemitism. Mr. Forman will be speaking to attendees about his involvement in advancing U.S. Foreign Policy on antisemitism.

Some contemporary examples of antisemitism include: calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews; making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews; and accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, the state of Israel, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.

The Special Envoy was established by the Global Antisemitism Review Act of 2004. The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) produces the State Department's annual reports on Human Rights Practices and International Religious Freedom, and the Special Envoy provides input on antisemitism for these reports. Mr. Forman was sworn in as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism on May 20, 2013.

Mr. Forman received his B.A. from Harvard University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Government. He received his M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. For additional information on the December 13, 2016 program at The FHM, please visit:
https://www.flholocaustmuseum.org/event/ghram-lecture-ira-n-forman-global-antisemitism-2016-u-s-government-combat/

Temple Emanu-El is located at 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. For additional information on the December 14, 2016 program at Temple Emanu-El, please visit:
https://www.flholocaustmuseum.org/event/sarasota-ghram-lecture-ira-n-forman-global-antisemitism-2016-u-s-government-combat/


About The Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement

Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement (GHRAM) is an annual initiative of The Florida Holocaust Museum. The goal of GHRAM is to build public awareness about the current genocide in Darfur and past genocides including the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, the Rwandan genocide as well as other human rights violations. Programming during GHRAM includes exhibitions, commemorative events and programs focused on public awareness.

About The Florida Holocaust Museum

One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org.