Cross-Cultural Voices Against Prejudice Join for a Unique Evening of Spoken-Word Artistry

HOUSTON, TX (Jan. 22, 2007) Spoken-word artists from three cultures will join together at Holocaust Museum Houston this February for a unique evening designed to address their common themes of struggle against prejudice and intolerance.

Holocaust Museum Houston, the University Museum at Texas Southern University and Nuestra Palabra will present "Voices: Listening & Connecting," a special evening of poetry and storytelling, from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007 at Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St., in Houston’s Museum District.

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and reservations are requested, however. Visit www.hmh.org/register.asp to register online.

The event, the first such collaboration between the three groups, will feature readings by local Holocaust survivors who have written about their experience, joined by African-American and Hispanic spoken-word artists.

Organizers hope to follow the program with others featuring authors from other cultures in the future.

Dr. Charles Rowell, a Texas A&M University professor and editor of the Callaloo literary journal, will emcee the Feb. 6 multi-generational, multi-ethnic program.

Callaloo is an African-American and African literary journal that publishes original works and critical studies of black artists and writers worldwide. The journal offers a rich mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, critical essays, interviews and visual art from the African diaspora.

Local Holocaust survivor Walter Kase and the Rev. William A. Lawson, pastor emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, will open the event with select readings addressing the common threads of struggle against prejudice and intolerance and highlighting the triumph of the human spirit.

Their presentations will be followed by readings from other area artists selected by the three groups to share their artistry.

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

For more information and reservations, call 713-942-8000, ext. 106 or visit www.hmh.org.

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