Did you know that Chhange began in 1979 as a Lunch and Learn series? This spring, Chhange went back to our roots and created our virtual Lunch and Learn Series. You can watch each of the recorded Lunch & Learns below.
Our most recent Lunch & Learn was A Conversation with Rabbi Rothstein, led by Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein. This program took place December 16, 2020.
Previous Lunch and Learn Programs are available on our YouTube Channel:
Women's Experiences during the Genocide in Rwanda
April 2, 2020
Dr. Sara E. Brown, Chhange's Executive Director, shared findings from her work and research on women's agency before, during, and after the 1994 Genocide against the Tusti in Rwanda.
Personal Survivor History: Helena Flaum
April 8, 2020
Ally Evans, Chhange's Exhibit and Administrative Coordinator, discussed Helena's history, utilizing testimony from her Survivor Scrapbook, Chhange’s permanent exhibit Journeys Beyond Genocide: The Human Experience, and our online Personal Histories platform.
Personal Survivor History: Dr. Khachig Boghossian
April 15, 2020
Nicole Rizzuto, Chhange's Program Manager, introduced the incredible history of one of the Armenian Genocide Survivors featured in our exhibit Journeys Beyond Genocide: The Human Experience.
April 22, 2020
Nicole Rizzuto outlined different identities and language used across the gender and sexuality spectra, empowering viewers to use inclusive language in their community, classrooms, and relationships.
Personal Survivor History: Ruth Knopp
June 10, 2020
Ally Evans and Dale Daniels, Chhange's First Executive Director, led this Holocaust Survivor Personal History, complete with cherished memories of Ruth volunteering at Chhange and creating Chhange’s valued library.
LGBT Heroes in New Jersey
June 24, 2020
Nicole Rizzuto introduced viewers to inspiring heroes born in New Jersey, working to further LGBT rights in New Jersey’s past and present.
The History of Human Rights
July 15, 2020
Dr. Sara E. Brown explored a brief history of important legislation that changed human rights around the world and shares her own experiences working in the field of human rights.
LGBT Experiences during the Holocaust
August 19, 2020
Nicole Rizzuto shared the laws and policies that directly impacted Germany's LGBT population during the Holocaust, and spotlighted a few of the men-loving men who were targets and victims of state-sanctioned homophobia under Nazi control.
Dr. Khatchig Mouradian situated the deportation and destruction of Armenians in Ottoman Syria within the global history of concentration camps. Dr. Mouradian argues that this glaring manifestation of total war – one directed towards the empire’s very own Armenian subjects – constitutes an important moment of transition in the use internment as a weapon of annihilation.
Antisemitism and Islamophobia: Challenges and Bridges
October 14, 2020
Dr. Mehnaz Afridi discussed historical, political, and religious dimensions of antisemitism and Islamophobia. She shared her work on both and display the ways in which this racism has resurfaced in the United States and Europe.
Racism and Reconstruction in New Jersey
November 18, 2020
Dr. Walter D. Greason explores the history of racism in New Jersey and the role our state has played in the waves of Reconstruction in the United States. Learn more about the roots of racism and how we can do more to combat racism on a local and national level.
Check out our other virtual offerings at the Chhange YouTube Channel!