Chhange 2021 Virtual Colloquium

The 39th Annual Chhange Colloquium

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time: 9:30am EDT
The plenary session is free and open to the public, and can now be viewed on Chhange's Facebook and YouTube.

Young people have always found ways to be heard.

Join us for Chhange’s 2021 Virtual Colloquium, featuring author and educator Alexandra Zapruder. Alexandra will speak about the significance of diaries written by Jewish teens during the Holocaust, along with the importance of literary and artistic expression created by teens throughout the recent Covid pandemic.

Alexandra's Zapruder’s decades-long work to research, collect, and publish Holocaust diaries written by Jewish teens is the subject of her acclaimed book, Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust.

Over the past year, Alexandra has also collected writings, art, photography, and music of teens living through the Covid pandemic. She will speak about what is especially meaningful about the contributions today’s youth are making toward the historical and literary record of our times.

The plenary session is free and is available for viewing on Chhange's Facebook and YouTube. You do not need a Facebook account to access.

We are proud to recognize our 2021 Colloquium Sponsors and grateful for their ongoing support:

B’nai Sholom Beth El Foundation/Congregation Torat El

Douglas E. Friedman, Esq. & Linda Lashbrook, Esq.

Jerry & Audrey Harnik

Barbara & Joe Hollander

Kolber Family Foundation

PNC Bank

Missy Peck & Stu Rosenberg

Myrna & Bob Raskin

Over a Dozen Breakout Sessions available on Chhange's YouTube Channel!

Participants can choose from a variety of workshops led by Survivors of the Holocaust as well as activists and educators discussing topics such as racism, homophobia, and antisemitism.

These workshops include:

Survivor Testimony from five local Holocaust Survivors
"LGBT+ Teen Issues" with Kate Okeson and Steve Koumouli
"Modern Masculine Identities" with Bryan Epps
"Rescuers of the Underground Railroad" with Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps
"The Dilemma of Being Colorblind" with Stacy Schiller
And many more!

Chhange has also created Lesson Plans for the Plenary Session and a number of the workshops. These free resources aid in teaching and learning in both a virtual and in-person model.

Chhange educates, inspires, and empowers individuals to stand up to injustice.