The 39th Annual Chhange Colloquium
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.
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
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.