Inspire your students to join in creating an inventive art installation
As we remember this genocide, our goal is to engage NJ middle school, high school and college students in a project, which encourages today’s teens to reflect on the human experience of the Rwandan people and the world’s failure to respond during that time. Utilizing 5-foot human forms, students will have the opportunity, through art, to express their response and communicate it to the community-at-large.
Beginning in January 2014, Chhange will provide an educator workshop about the Rwandan genocide, which includes a powerful, informative media presentation for classroom instruction and survivor testimony. Teachers will bring these lessons back to their classrooms. Students will then develop collaborative artistic responses to the genocide and its aftermath, using foam-core forms provided by Chhange.
The art installation will be on display for 100 days, April to July, 2014
From April to July 2014, we will exhibit these 100+ original expressions on Brookdale’s campus for 100 days corresponding to the Rwandan genocide -- a powerful statement from students about genocide and humanity. This initiative, which meets common core standards and provides for cross-curricular collaboration, is a valuable educational resource for the community-at-large.
In May 2014, educators and students 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. Chhange expects 2,500 students to attend this program.
Hands-on Workshop for Educators
January 14, 2014, 11:15 AM to 3:15 PM
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, New Jersey
Guest speaker: Rwandan survivor Jacqueline Murekatete will share her eyewitness testimony.
$20 Educator Workshop fee