100 Days of Silence

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

Beginning on April 7, 1994 and continuing for the next 100 days, 800,000 men, women and children in Rwanda were murdered by their neighbors. The world stood by and watched in silence.

Twenty years have passed. Join us as  students, educators and community members from across New Jersey come together to learn about this tragedy, and share their creative responses in a collaborative, hand-on art initiative.

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Video: 100 Days of Silence: A Response to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Daily blog of students in the History Through Film class at Communciations High School in Wall Township, NJ
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100 Days of Silence: A Response to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda


Join in creating an inventive art installation

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  • Experience history through a hands-on art collaboration.100 days of silence image 2 small
  • Receive a comprehensive lesson plan on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, and the art installation.
  • Receive a life size foam-core form for the art project.
  • Come together as a global community with other educators, students and community members to reflect upon the human experience of the Rwandan people and the silence of the world.

 

To receive your materials, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us or call (732) 224-1889. 
Deadline for submission of your creative expression is March 10, 2014.

Click here to view videos of 100 Days of Silence workshop for teachers.

The art installation will be on display April 6 through July 15, 2014 on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus for the 100 days corresponding to the genocide.
Exhibit hours: 10AM to 4PM Monday thru Thursday.

Come see a powerful statement from our children and our community about genocide and humanity.


On May 14, 2014, educators, students and community members will also have an opportunity to attend Chhange's Annual Colloquium, featuring Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire as keynote speaker. In 1994, Dallaire commanded United Nations forces on the ground during the genocide. Since that time, Dallaire has committed his life’s work to conflict resolution.


Teachers:

100 Days of Silence is aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Students participating will be able to:

  • analyze, evaluate and integrate primary and secondary sources
  • examine how point of view affects the understanding of an historical event
  • integrate and evaluate diverse forms of information and media including first-hand accounts, quantitative data, documentaries, diaries and newspaper articles
  • create arguments based on reasoning and evidence

Online registration
100 Days of Silence materials ($10 fee)

Mail-in registration form
Chhange 100 Days of Silence registration

Artist Statement form
Chhange Artist Statement form for 100 Days of Silence

Teachers: you can fill out this form online, save it, and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or you can fill it out online or offline and fax the printout to (732) 224-2045.

Contact Chhange
for more information at (732) 224-1889 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NEW!

See video, 100 Days of Silence:
A Response to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

View the work-in-progress blog of students in the History Through Film class
at Communciations High School in Wall Township, NJ


Chhange would like to extend a very special thank you to
Provident Bank Foundation
for generously funding the 100 Days of Silence Exhibit.

 

 

 

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