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SKC Visiting Roma Interns to Present Commemoration Event on July 31

PABLO Salish Kootenai College is currently hosting four Roma graduate students to learn about American Indian teaching and learning. On Thursday, July 31 at 10 a.m. at the SKC Theater the visiting interns will present a documentary to provide general information about Roma populations throughout the world.

According to the group of students, August 2, is the official day of the Roma victims of Holocaust. During World War II between the nights of August 2 and 3 in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, 3,000 Romani people were killed. During the Nazi era, approximately 500,000 Roma were killed because of their ethnic origin.

At Salish Kootenai College a day will be dedicated to the commemoration. On July 31 a movie screening takes place that aims to provide general background about Roma populations all over the world.

Following the showing the group invites every participant to a discussion to brings up several topics in connection to exclusion, hatespeech, and hatecrime; and ways people are confronting these issues.

Please invite a friend or group to the viewing and discussion.

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