Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:15 a.m. (Doors Open 8:30 a.m.) Robert J. Collins Arena Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus
We Are the Change: Our Voices Matter!
Join Chhange for our 2019 Annual Colloquium, featuring student activists who work to be the change in their communities every day.
Ziad Ahmed, a local college student from Princeton, NJ, is an activist focused on combating racism & Islamophobia. Currently a student at Yale University, Ziad will share his personal journey to becoming a student activist and how you, too, can make positive change in your community!
Brenda Codallos, a Brookdale Community College graduate from Red Bank, NJ, is a DREAMer who has used her passion for immigrant rights to pursue a Social Work degree at Rutgers University & intern with American Friends Service Committee. She will share why pursuing your passions and networking with others can help you use your voice to make a difference in the world.
Over 40 Breakout Sessions available!
After the Keynote Speakers, join local Holocaust and genocide survivors, community activists, engaging educators, and other workshop leaders to learn more about how to stand up against hate. Topics addressed in our workshops include racism, antisemitism, homophobia, the Civil Rights Movement, inclusiveness, the Holocaust, genocide and other tools you need to stand up against hate in your community.
How does art help us make our voices heard?
Everyone attending the Colloquium is invited to view Chhange's 6th Annual Student Art Installation, which is also based on the theme We are the Change: Our Voices Matter. Students from throughout New Jersey engage with current issues in our communities and use art to express their own views about important causes. This exhibit will be open through summer 2018, so bring your friends and family back to enjoy the exhibit!
This Colloquium is a must for students in grades 5-12, their family members, and anyone who wants to make their voices heard!