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CSU-Pueblo Recognizes Holocaust Remembrance Day April 16

Release Date: April 07, 2015

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

PUEBLO -Colorado State University-Pueblo will sponsor a day of activities, including a memorial service, and personal testimony, on Thursday, April 16 in recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Throughout the day, educational exhibits about the Holocaust will be held at both the Pueblo and Colorado Springs Tower Location. All events are open to the public at no charge.

On the Pueblo campus, community member Helena Atlas-Acuna will share stories about her personal connection to the Holocaust beginning at 10 a.m. in the Occhiato University Center Aspen Leaf Room. A memorial service led by Rabbi Roberta Becker will begin at 11 a.m. in the OUC Aspen Leaf Room, featuring a musical performance by CSU-Pueblo music students under the direction of Music Department Chair Dr. David Volk.

Beginning at noon, members of the Prizm organization will distribute identification cards in and around the OUC. Senior art major Sarah Nako will display installation art throughout the day outside the Library and Academic Resources Building.

At the Tower Location in Colorado Springs, Associate Professor Dr. Krista Bridgmon will discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Holocaust beginning at 4 p.m. on the 2nd Floor. At 5:30 p.m., Dr. Pam Richmond, associate professor of social work & Social Work 482 Class and Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. Jonathan Poritz will host a discussion and showing of the movie, Paperclips. Paperclips is a documentary film that features the story of the children of a Whitwell, Tenn., Middle School, who, as part of their study of the Holocaust, attempted to collect six million paper clips representing the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis.

Throughout the evening, Leslie Manning & Christy Wiabel will display Installation Art on the 2nd Floor of the Tower.

For more information, contact Richmond at, or Jennifer Deluna, director of diversity & inclusion, at 719.549.2658 or

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