The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) is proud to welcome Sara E. Brown, Ph.D. as its new Executive Director. Dr. Brown’s scholarship in comparative genocide studies, as well as her robust academic and programmatic experience, make her the ideal person to assume leadership of Chhange. Brown earned her Ph.D. in comparative genocide studies from Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Dr. Brown’s most recent experience includes managing post-secondary education programming for USC Shoah Foundation and teaching courses on human rights and mass violence at San Diego State University.
Chhange’s Board President, Howard Dorman, is optimistic about Chhange’s future. “I am thrilled to have Sara lead and guide us into the next lifecycle of Chhange. I am the child of Holocaust Survivors and I am excited to have Sara teach this history, guiding future generations of my family to become upstanders and learn how each of us can effect positive change.”
Since its establishment in 1979, Chhange remains a center of excellence, fulfilling its mission to: educate about the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights; promote the elimination of racism, antisemitism, and all forms of prejudice; and develop creative programs regarding these crucial human issues. Located on the Brookdale Community College Lincroft campus, Chhange provides 50-75 programs each year to over 25,000 students, educators, and community members. Chhange also houses a museum-quality exhibit entitled: Journeys Beyond Genocide: The Human Experience. This innovative exhibit features the human story behind the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, as well as a final section titled Stand Up for Human Rights.
Brown states, "I am honored to join the Chhange family. I have big shoes to fill! Our first Executive Director, Dale Daniels, worked tirelessly to build our Center. We are just 40 years old and have achieved so much thanks to her and our founders, Dr. Sy Siegler, Jack Needle, and Norma Klein. I look forward to the next 40 years at Chhange."
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