Chhange 2020 Annual Colloquium: American Heroes & Rescuers

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The 38th Annual Chhange Colloquium & 75th Commemoration of the Liberation of Holocaust Survivors

One person makes a difference! Learn how these heroes stood up against injustice. Explore how YOU can become a hero today!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:15 a.m. (Doors Open 8:30 a.m.) Robert J. Collins Arena Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus

Join Chhange for our 2020 Annual Colloquium, featuring Dr. Tim Brennan and Pastor Chris Edmonds!

Dr. Tim Brennan: Captain Tim Brennan was the commander of F Company in the 3rd Cavalry Group during World War II. His Company liberated Ebensee, a subcamp of Dachau Concentration Camp, in May 1945. His son, Dr. Tim Brennan, will share his father’s experiences and actions during liberation.

Pastor Chris Edmonds: Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds was part of the 106th Inf. Division, 422nd Inf. Regiment during World War II. He was captured and while incarcerated at Stalag IX-B, he defied his German captors who tried to target Jewish POWs. Chris Edmonds will share how and why his father saved hundreds of lives.

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 be a hero in today's world.

How does art help us become heroes?

Everyone attending the Colloquium is invited to view Chhange's 7th Annual Student Art Installation, Liberation 2020: Looking Back, Moving Forward. 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 2020, so bring your friends and family back to enjoy the artwork!

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.