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Past, Present and Future – Moral Courage is All Around. ADL’s 2020 Student Essay Winners

In the last two months, we have all experienced a rapidly changing world in every aspect of our lives. One thing that has not changed during this unprecedented time is the strength of students’ ideas and voices. Just as in every generation before them, today’s students are digesting the changing world around them, analyzing critical issues, making choices and taking

Proclamation – 2020 Holocaust Remembrance Week

The ADL Mountain States Region thanks Governor Jared Polis for his proclamation declaring April 20-24 as Holocaust Remembrance Week in Colorado. View the proclamation here. The full text of the proclamation follows. PROCLAMATION: WHEREAS, the Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was a tragic genocide where approximately six million Jews and five million other persons were systematically killed by the

POSTPONED – ADL 39th Annual Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program

THE 39th ANNUAL ADL GOVERNOR’S HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED. With the continued spread of COVID-19, evolving guidelines for large community gatherings and out of respect for our community’s health and safety – especially that of our honored Survivor community – ADL has made the difficult decision to postpone the 39th Annual Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program (originally scheduled for

38th Annual ADL Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program Featured Holocaust Survivor Gene Klein and his daughter Dr. Jill Klein

  On May 2, nearly 1,600 guests joined ADL for its 38th Annual Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program, one of the largest such events in the United States. This year’s program, at Temple Emanuel in Denver, featured a conversation between Holocaust Survivor Gene Klein and his daughter, Dr. Jill Klein, a professor specializing in resiliency. In the spring of 1944, when

Learning from the Past to Shape the Future – ADL’s 2019 Student Essay Winners Make the Connection

Seven skilled student writers rose to the top of 275 essays submitted from Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming to ADL’s 2019 student Essay Contest A Tribute to Moral Courage: Standing Up Against Injustice. Twenty-four judges were challenged to choose six winning essays and for the first time, they had a tie in one of the winning positions, because there were