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March 13, 2002

New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum Provides Teacher Training on Intolerance

(Santa Fe, NM)- The New Mexico State Department of Education (SDE) announced today that the New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum and Study Center in Albuquerque is available to provide training for teachers statewide on intolerance. In addition, resource trunks are available for schools to check out for up to six weeks.

The New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, a national institute for the prevention of hate and intolerance, is dedicated to combating intolerance through education. The Museum's educational outreach program includes symposiums on the prevention of hate and violence, trainings for school administrators and teachers who wish to integrate programs of hate prevention into their curricula and class visits to the Museum.

"The New Mexico State Board of Education and the State Department of Education do not discriminate with regard to race, culture, ancestry, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or handicap. Instructing our students in this practice is central to building respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, fairness and citizenship," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael J. Davis.

For more information, call or visit the Museum at (505) 247-0606 or 415 Central Avenue, NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. More information on the Museum is available on the Internet at