The 16th Annual Council of Holocaust Educators Conference

Memory into Memoir: Teaching Through Personal History

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Bring the powerful impact of personal history into your classrooms. Join educators and exhibit curators to learn innovative educational approaches and resources!

Join the Council of Holocaust Educators (CHE), Chhange, and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education for a one-day educator’s conference on the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights.  Held at Brookdale Community College’s main campus in Lincroft, NJ, this year's program highlights the memoir writing process and exhibit experiences. 

This year’s CHE Conference will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Memory into Memoir: Teaching Through Personal History, will bring educators diverse methods utilizing primary and secondary sources to engage students in history. Guest speakers include memoirist Alexandra Zapruder, author of Twenty-Six Seconds; Holocaust survivor Michael Bornstein & his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, authors of Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Survivor of Auschwitz; and Susan Stein, educator and playwright. The conference also includes a memoirist panel featuring a survivor of the Holocaust, a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and a descendant of a survivor of the Armenian Genocide.

Conference participants will also be the first educators to preview Chhange’s dynamic new exhibit Journeys Beyond Genocide: The Human Experience.  This exhibit exposes students to the compelling human story behind the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, and the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Using video testimony and archival items of local survivors, personal history becomes the dynamic vehicle with which students connect the lessons of genocide to today’s world. Visits conclude with Stand Up for Human Rights, an interactive technology section which enables student groups to explore, process, and take action. 

Registration is $50.00 for active educators, $35.00 for retired educators, and $25.00 for pre-service educators. All school purchase orders must be received by November 22, 2017. If Chhange does not receive your purchase order, payment will be due at the conference and will be refunded once purchase order payments are received by Chhange. No participant will be allowed to attend without payment or purchase order.

Register online or send a check/money order, made out to Chhange, to Chhange Brookdale Community College 765 Newman Springs Rd. Lincroft, NJ 07738 Attention: Ally Evans

For more information, please contact Colleen Tambuscio at or Ally Evans at or 732-224-2616.

Professional Development Hours Will Be Provided

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