HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON PARTNERS WITH PERRY HOMES
HOUSTON, September 24, 2020 – The Perry Homes Foundation is proud to announce its support of Holocaust Museum Houston’s initiatives to raise awareness on human rights issues and solutions at a local level. In celebration of the International Day of Peace, the Perry Homes Foundation recently sponsored an inspiring virtual event, Let Freedom Ring, where Houston photographer Earlie Hudnall, Jr. shared insights of his amazing work including photographing Nelson Mandela during his historical visit to Houston in 1991.
The Perry Homes Foundation will also serve as the presenting sponsor for Holocaust Museum Houston’s upcoming Human Rights Expo on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the Human Rights Expo, all museum guests will be granted free admission into the museum. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about local organizations that are working to protect human rights, as well as efforts to better serve the community. Learn more about the participating organizations and reserve a timeslot to view the exhibition at hmh.org/HumanRightsExpo.
“The Perry Homes Foundation is honored to partner with Holocaust Museum Houston in support of its mission to teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy,” said Mike Brisch with the Perry Homes Foundation. “Through this important collaboration, the Perry Homes Foundation is working to raise more awareness of human rights efforts here in Houston, bringing meaningful change that will directly impact the members of our community.”
The Human Rights Expo marks the recent opening of the U.S. premiere exhibition of Mandela: Struggle for Freedom, which features the life and legacy of the late great human rights advocate Nelson Mandela. This exhibition studies Nelson Mandela’s fight for justice and equality in South Africa, as well as raises awareness of today’s ongoing social issues. The interactive experience features a small prison cell emulating where Mandela was held for nearly 20 years, in addition to a variety of engaging digital displays, original artifacts, letters written by Mandela, historical segregation signage, and more.
“We are grateful for the support of the Perry Homes Foundation and their commitment to bringing positive change to our local community,” said Dr. Kelly J. Zúñiga, CEO, Holocaust Museum Houston. “Now more than ever, communities are looking for ways to come together to fight social injustices and human rights inequalities. The Mandela: Struggle for Freedom exhibition shines a light on the history of the fight for basic human rights, offering important lessons about the power of perseverance and advocating for the greater good.”
Since the company’s inception in 1967, Perry Homes has believed in the importance of giving back to the communities in which we build. Through the establishment of the Perry Homes Foundation, the company has supported important initiatives that benefit our local communities, youth, and neighbors in need. For more information on the Perry Homes Foundation and its ongoing charitable efforts, visit www.perryhomesfoundation.com.
To learn more about the Human Rights Expo presented by the Perry Homes Foundation, visit hmh.org/HumanRightsExpo. For more information on Mandela: Struggle for Freedom, visit hmh.org/Mandela.
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About Holocaust Museum Houston
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, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy. For more information, please visit www.hmh.org.