Western's Ray Wolpow Institute signs public statement to preserve government agency that monitors anti-semitism
As a member of the Association of Holocaust organizations, Western's Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity has joined more than 120 signatories in a public statement released earlier today urging the U.S. government to preserve the government agency that monitors anti-semitism.
The statement reads as follows:
In 2016, WWU established The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holcoaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity to honor and continue the work of Prof. Emeritus Ray Wolpow. Wolpow created The Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Ethnocide Education (NWCHGEE) in September of 1998 to assist educators in the design and implementation of Holocaust, genocide and ethnocide-related studies. NWCHGEE is dedicated to remembering and learning from the past in order to promote the human rights of all people. After Wolpow’s retirement, NWCHGEE continued to be housed in the Woodring College of Education, administered by the Center for Education, Equity, and Diversity under the leadership of Dr. Kristen French.
For more information on the institute, its goals, or its history, go to https://wp.wwu.edu/raywolpowinstitute/.