We are the Change: Our Voices Matter


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:15 a.m. (Doors Open 8:30 a.m.) Robert J. Collins Arena Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus

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We Are the Change: Our Voices Matter!

Join Chhange for our 2019 Annual Colloquium, featuring student upstanders who work to be the change in their communities every day.

Ziad Ahmed: Social Justice Upstander
Founder of redefy.org, one of MTV’s “Top 9 Teens Changing The World,” & Yale University Student
Hometown: Princeton, NJ

Brenda Codallos: Student Upstander for the DREAM Act
Brookdale Community College Graduate & Rutgers University Student
Hometown: Red Bank, NJ

Sarah Emily Baum: Student Leader for March for Our Lives NJ
Hofstra University Student
Hometown: Marlboro, NJ

Christianah Akinsanmi: Student Leader for March for Our Lives NJ
Rider University Student
Hometown: Freehold, NJ

Rebekah Bruesehoff: 12-year-old Student Upstander for the Rights of Trans & Gender Non-Conforming People
New Jersey Middle School Student
Hometown: Vernon, NJ

Over 30 Breakout Sessions available!

After the Keynote Speakers, join local Holocaust and genocide survivors, community upstanders, 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!

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