The Butterfly Project workshop to be held at Kennesaw State

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (July 3‚ 2007) —The Kennesaw State University Holocaust Education Program is hosting…

Georgia (Jul 3, 2007) — The Butterfly Project workshop to be held at Kennesaw State

Mashaun Simon


Contact: Director of University Relations
Frances Weyand Harrison

Writer: Mashaun Simon‚ 770−423−6203 or

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (July 3‚ 2007) — The Kennesaw State University Holocaust Education Program is hosting a workshop on July 12 featuring The Butterfly Project.

Students from around metro Atlanta are invited to participate and will get a chance to tour the Kennesaw State University Holocaust Education Program Butterfly Project exhibit. At the close of the workshop‚ participants will create their own butterflies to be included with those to be sent to Houston where eventually they will be on public display.

The Butterfly Project‚ initiated by the Holocaust Museum Houston in 2001 to represent those children who perished in the Holocaust‚ is collecting 1.5 million hand−crafted butterflies‚ one for each victim. Many of the butterflies have been inspired by quotes from Anne Frank’s diary and Pavel Friedman's butterfly poem. The butterfly’s significance to the Jewish community stems back to the ghetto of Terezin‚ an unusual concentration camp located in the hills outside of Prague.

Summer Butterfly Project – students‚ grade five through middle school‚ will be making handmade butterflies to contribute to the Holocaust Museum Houston’s 1.5 million butterflies to represent the children who perish in the Holocaust. The event is free‚ however registration is required due to space restraints. Call 678−797−2083 or visit

Thursday‚ July 12
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

KSU Center‚ 3333 Busbee Drive‚ Kennesaw
For directions‚ please visit

Media wishing to attend the event are asked to contact Stacey Moore at 770−423−6343.


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit