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Saturday, October 19, 2013

7th Annual Holocaust and Genocides event on Sunday January 26, 2014 at Unity Dallas.

 7th Annual Holocaust and Genocides

The Foundation for Pluralism, Memnosyne Foundation, World Muslim Congress, America Together Foundation, and the Dallas Peace Center have teamed up in organizing the 7th Annual Holocaust and Genocides on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

Highlight: Holocaust, Genocides of Native Americans and 2002 Gujarat Massacre, India.
Theme: Sparks of Hatred and how to extinguish them

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Due to sensibility of the event, we want to assure each one that it is an all inclusive event, over the last several years, we have focused on Holocaust and several Genocides across the world, and we hope to commemorate every one of them.  This is a symbolic event to represent all Genocides and the Jewish Holocaust.

The purpose of this event is education, we hope to learn to acknowledge our failings, and our mission is to create awareness of the inhumanity within each one of us to find the solutions.

The founder of the event, Mike Ghouse said, “This event is a culmination of my life long anguish that I carried when my mother prevented me, the ten year old from reading the book – Eichmann, the killer of 6 million Jews. All along I wanted to tell the Jewish people, that I understand your helplessness and betrayal you felt during the Holocaust, there was no friend left. I am with you in your pain, anguish and healing.  This event is to build bridges between Muslims, Jews and fellow humanity, and we all have to learn to say Never again. ”

Hate is one of the many sources of disrupting peace in a smoothly functioning society,  and it is our duty, both individually and severally to track down the source of such hate and work on mitigating it. Indeed, each one of us needs to do our share of work. It is also our moral responsibility to support law and order and faithfully guard the safety of every citizen.

The spark of hatred will not disappear through the enforcement of law alone, it would be temporarily on and off the radar, but will reappear with vengeance at every little conflagration in the form of subtle to blunt Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Gay bashing, racism, xenophobia and discounting women.  No one will live in peace, as long as we keep messing with one’s space, sustenance and nurturence.

Injustices from the past will not fall off the earth, they continue to linger and eat away peace between individuals and nations. We have to take the responsibility to to bring a closure to the loose ends of many conflicts, so we all can trust each other and feel safe, and focus on the collective prosperity of all.

The program will address preventing such occurrences, and most importantly, how to bring closure to these sparks and work on building cohesive societies, where no human has to live in apprehension or fear of the other.

Your role

Please mark the calendar, invite your friends and invite sponsors for the event and share about this among your friends. We also would like to list all the organizations who commit to be present at the event. All donors over $100 will be listed on this website.

Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk of Memnosyne Foundation, and I will be co-chairing this event and will be issuing press releases together. 

Mike Ghouse Co-Chair
(214) 325-1916/ text or talk
7th Annual Holocaust and Genocides
2665 Villa Creek Dr, Suite 206
Dallas, TX 75234
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