Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm en The Hebrew Mamita Breaks Through Cultural Stereotypes http://wesa.fm/post/hebrew-mamita-breaks-through-cultural-stereotypes <p>Native New Yorker and slam poet Vanessa Hidary, a.k.a. the <a href="http://www.hebrewmamita.com/">Hebrew Mamita </a>grew up on Manhattan's culturally diverse Upper West Side, as a Sephardic Jew with close friends from different ethnic and religious backgrounds.</p><p>This experience inspired her to write "Culture Bandit," the nationally toured solo show that chronicles Vanessa's coming of age during the golden age of Hip-Hop and her dedication to fostering understanding and friendship between all people.</p><p>http://youtu.be/yAeWyGGTdEE</p><p>She will <a href="http://holocaustcenterpgh.org/MTAMamita.aspx">perform</a>&nbsp;her poetry at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:47:35 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 24000 at http://wesa.fm As World Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, Pittsburgh Launches 6 Million Pennies Campaign http://wesa.fm/post/world-marks-holocaust-remembrance-day-pittsburgh-launches-6-million-pennies-campaign <p>Monday marks UN Holocaust Remembrance Day, and events are taking place across the globe. Jan. 27 is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.</p><p>In Pittsburgh, community leaders, scholars and representatives with the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh used the day to launch the six million pennies campaign.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:50:11 +0000 Deanna Garcia 23441 at http://wesa.fm