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Miami holds events to remember Fern Holland, international women's rights advocate killed in Iraq

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    A week long remembrance for a local human rights advocate from Miami draws a crowd to remember the legacy she brought to the community.
   Fern Holland,  a former Miami resident was known for her work overseas in protecting women's rights and preventing domestic violence in centers in Iraq. She was killed there in 2004.
     To honor her legacy, the community crisis center held Fern  Holland remembrance week, featuring displays of Holland's personal work, photos and writings, along with presentations and featured speakers.
     Organizers say Holland's legacy is a gift to the Miami community that needs to be recognized.

DeeDee Cox with the Community Crisis Center says, "I don't think they really know all the things that she did that were so amazing. I don't, I know. I don't guess anyone knows all the things that she did. But as we tell our stories, we improve the picture."

Cox is also hoping to change the name of a street near the crisis center  to Fern Holland street.


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