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JOE NAPSHA|TRIBUNE-REVIEW Lauren Apter Bairnsfather, director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, next to a prisoner’s uniform.

In a time of social distancing, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is promoting a national series of virtual events for the month of April, Genocide Awareness Month.

April 1 is the start of #TogetherWeRemember, including 30 days of free, all-digital content and workshops from leaders around the country in the fight against genocide and hatred.

Originally, the kickoff of the 2020 #TogetherWeRemember program was to take the form of a daylong summit hosted by the Holocaust Center in Downtown Pittsburgh, followed by a series of vigils in selected cities across the country.

With the coronavirus outbreak causing events around the world to be canceled or postponed, the Holocaust Center reorganized the summit to become an online event.

Each day in April, programs will include teacher trainings, workshops, lectures and a variety of virtual experiences for Yom Hashoah on April 21, an international day of Holocaust Remembrance, coordinated between organizations across the country. (It officially begins on sundown on April 20.)

“Now, instead of one day for organizations across the city to come together, there are 30 days for organizations around the globe to come together,” said Lauren Bairnsfather, Holocaust Center director.

“The level of collaboration we are already seeing in developing the program is exponentially greater than anything we could have imagined, and we look forward to engaging with new audiences throughout April.”

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/holocaust-center-to-host-virtual-events-for-genocide-awareness-month/