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CHAIM at The Faces of Genocide

  • West Valley College Campus Center (map)

CHAIM will have a part in the Seventh Annual Global Citizenship Conference, this year focusing on The Faces of Genocide.  Held appropriately on Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 12, 2018, it will be a day focused on learning about genocide, its legacies, and what is meant by social justice and equity.

The following information has been provided courtesy of the West Valley College Global Citizenship Center.

The conference will focus on three key aspects of genocide

  • Definition:  How can we historicize and explain why genocides happen?
  • Memory and Remembrance: We examine the impact and legacy of genocide.
  • Taking Action: What can the Global Citizen do to help prevent genocide and foster social justice?

A Place of Remembrance: The Campus Center will be converted into a “Learning Space”

  • Tables staffed by students, faculty, community members, and representatives of national organizations to present information about the history and repercussions of genocides, and the actions that Global Citizens can promote to foster social justice.
  • A choral performance dedicated to music of the Holocaust and other genocides.
  • The reading of names of victims of genocide.
  • A student art show and student speeches devoted to the theme of genocide remembrance.
  • A reflection room where attendees can watch online streamed testimonies of survivors of genocide.
  • Keynote address by an historian of genocide, panel discussions by children of genocide survivors.
  • Activities and displays that we haven’t even thought of yet….

For more information, please contact 

Dr. Tim Kelly, Acting Chair of the WVC Global Citizenship Committee tim.kelly@westvalley.edu or Dr. Dulce María Gray, Director of the WVC Study Abroad Program dulce.gray@westvalley.edu

Earlier Event: April 4
CHAIM at Congregation Beth David
Later Event: November 1
CHAIM at the Saratoga Library