9 2018

Confronting Genocide: Never Again Seminar

4:00PM - 7:30PM  

The Holocaust and Genocide Resource Center 2nd Floor Evelyn Field Library 118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Contact Peppy Margolis
(908) 526-1200 x. 8524

$ Cost $ 25.00

The Raritan Valley Community College Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies invites you to an interactive workshop by Mimi Stephens, Professional Development Director for Choices Program. Mimi will present Confronting Genocide: Never Again, a curriculum unit produced by the Choices Program at Brown University. We will discuss the Genocide Convention and consider the challenges of defining "genocide." Participants will apply the standards of the Genocide Convention to five historical cases: The Trail of Tears, Colonial Congo, the Ukrainian Famine, Tibet, and the Conquest of the Desert in Argentina.
The curriculum guide also includes student readings and videos on: The Holocaust, Armenian, Rwanda, Sudanese, Bosnian and Cambodian Genocides. We will consider the benefits and limitations of using personal stories to learn about historical events. During this hands-on workshop, we will ask: How can we memorialize a genocide? What is the purpose of memorials? What is the concept of historical memory?
Registration is required to receive a copy of the updated curriculum unit: Confronting Genocide: Never Again plus Dinner. 3 Professional development credits are provided.