Silent Voices features reception and series of lectures

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24: "Childhood in the Holocaust." Dr. Michael Thaler, Holocaust survivor and historian; Lucille Eichengreen, Holocaust survivor and author of "From Ashes to Life"; Ernie Hollander, Holocaust survivor; and moderator Mitchell Schwarzer, associate professor, architectural theory and history, California College of Arts and Crafts.

2 p.m. Sunday, April 29: "Lessons in Courage and Vigilance: Taking A Stand." Anna Rosmus, author-researcher of "The Nasty Girl"; Daniel Ellsberg, former government adviser who released the Pentagon Papers; and moderator Willie Monroe, KGO reporter.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: "Lessons of the Holocaust: Never Again." Deborah Lipstadt, Holocaust historian and author, and moderator Laurie Zoloth, chair, Jewish studies, San Francisco State University.

2 p.m. Sunday, May 6: "Making the Links: Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Hate Crimes." Edward Asner, actor; Dorothy Ehrlich, executive director, Northern California ACLU; family of Texas hate crime victim James Byrd Jr.; James Bell, attorney, Youth Law Center; Michael Dawson, chair, political science, University of Chicago and director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture; Jeff Adachi, former San Francisco chief assistant public defender; Sox Kitashima, community ativist and spokeswoman for the National Coalition for Redress and Reparations. Performance by singer-songwriter Steve Seskin.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10: "Healing the Wounds of History: Transforming Historical Trauma Into Constructive Action Through the Expressive Arts." Armand Volkas, psychotherapist-theater director and son of resistance fighters and Auschwitz survivors, with the Living Arts Theatre Lab Ensemble.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15: "Confronting Genocide in Today's World." Dith Pran, photojournalist, the New York Times; Jose Ramos Horta, minister of foreign affairs, provisional government of East Timor, Nobel Peace Prize 1996; Harry Wu, Chinese dissident, author and human rights activist; Ventul Rinpoche, Tibetan Lama and director of Centre for Tibetan Culture; and moderator Peter Coyote, actor. Performance of original world music by Mutama.