Christopher J. Ortiz
It seems there is always something going on at CSU. Black
History Month just finished up. During the month, Black Student
Services and other student organizations put on some really amazing
events to entertain and educate CSU students.
This week is Holocaust Awareness Week. Students have slaved day
and night to bring special events and speakers to talk about this
sensitive issue. In addition to important guest speakers, such as
Tom “T.J.” Leyden, a former white supremacist activist, other
events of the week include a screening of the Oscar-winning film
“The Pianist” and the Litany of the Martyrs, where students read
off the names of those who were murdered in the Holocaust.
In addition to remembering these and other issues for one month
or one week of the year, it is important to remember them every day
of the year as well. The issues addressed during Black History
Month and Holocaust Awareness week affect people every day and it
is important to remember them at all times.
We hope students take time to attend at least one of the events
for Holocaust Awareness Week, along with the dozens of
student-produced programs, and to remember the messages these
events impart all year long.