Join us for this timely series of virtual workshops for parents, students, educators, administrators, and community members. Led by the JFCS Holocaust Center in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Beyond Differences, Echoes & Reflections, Facing History & Ourselves, JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth, Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, and the Marin County Office of Education.
Each year, April is recognized as Genocide Awareness Month. Series III will inspire the community to recognize the patterns of genocide and provide opportunities for community commemoration.
Educator Workshop with Facing History & Ourselves
Race, religion, and nationalism are ideas still used to divide societies into “in groups” and “out groups”. How can our school communities be places where we prevent these ideas from taking root? Along with Facing History and Ourselves, we will explore frameworks, resources, and teaching strategies that empower students and educators to identify and address the “we and they” dynamics caused by racism, antisemitism, and nationalism.
Student Workshop: Patterns of Genocide
How do we determine when genocide has occurred? What patterns do we see between genocides that occurred in Rwanda, Cambodia, and Nazi Occupied Europe? Students will learn about the origins of the word “genocide” as well as examine how genocides are identified and how they relate to other atrocities. How can we advocate against genocide today? Students and their parents will be encouraged to attend the May 6th program with a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide.
To inquire about this workshop, please email HolocaustCenter@jfcs.org
Community Program (ages 13 and up): Testimony from Channy Chhi Laux, Survivor of the Cambodian Genocide and Member of the JFCS William J. Lowenberg Speakers Bureau
The Cambodian Genocide (1975 – 1979) was an explosion of mass violence where more than 1.5 million people were killed by the Khmer Rouge, a communist political group. We will explore this event in history through the eyes of Channy, who courageously survived and started a new chapter of her life in the United States.
Channy is the award-winning author of Short Hair Detention: Memoir of a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Surviving the Cambodian Genocide, 2017.
Join us for a community gathering to discuss and evaluate a year of learning together. Families, students, teachers, administrators, and community members are invited to join this discussion.
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