Holocaust Remembrance Day and THGC Meeting
January 17, 2019
Location: Texas Capitol - Extension Outside Rotunda
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
AUSTIN -- The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is holding its quarterly meeting in Austin on Thursday, January 17th at the Texas Capitol. Every quarter the THGC holds a meeting, open to the public, in order to review its current projects and initiatives. The Commission invites any member of the public who might be interested in its mission to this meeting.
The day will open at 8:30 a.m. in the Extension Outdoor Rotunda, for a moment of silence to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is later in January, followed by the THGC quarterly meeting at 9:00 a.m. in the State Capitol Extension, Rm. E1.010. The meeting is expected to last until about 3:00 p.m.
The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission consists of an administrative team that is based out of Austin, Texas, along with fifteen government-appointed commissioners from around the State of Texas. During the quarterly meeting, the public will have the opportunity to understand the different ventures the THGC is currently focusing on and provide any commentary about what their community might find useful.
The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission is a state government advisory body that was established to bring awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides to Texas students, educators, and the general public by ensuring availability of resources, and in doing so, imbue in individuals a sense of responsibility to uphold human value and inspire citizens in the prevention of future atrocities.