Recorded Virtual Workshops and Programs
The 2021 Chhange Annual Colloquium
We Will Be Heard
Young people have always found ways to be heard.
Chhange’s 2021 Virtual Colloquium featured author and educator Alexandra Zapruder. Alexandra spoke about the significance of diaries written by Jewish teens during the Holocaust, along with the importance of literary and artistic expression created by teens throughout the recent Covid pandemic.
Over the past year, Alexandra has collected writings, art, photography, and music of teens living through the Covid pandemic. She spoke about what is especially meaningful about the contributions today’s youth are making toward the historical and literary record of our times.
The plenary session and breakout workshops are available for viewing on Chhange's YouTube.
Virtual Lunch & Learn Series
In 1977, the founders of Chhange offered a Lunch & Learn series that eventually led to the creation of the Center. When Chhange transitioned to virtual platforms in March 2020, we went back to our roots and created a series of well-received lunch & learns focused on the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights.
All recorded Lunch & Learns are available on Chhange's YouTube.
Genocide Awareness Month Recordings
- Genocide Awareness Month 2021: During Genocide Awareness Month, people from around the world donated to Chhange in honor or in memory of victims and survivors of 20th century genocides. This video allows us to honor the lives of local survivors, commemorate Genocide Awareness Month, and remember the victims of genocide. Thank you to everyone who joined us in remembering the victims and survivors of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the Holocaust, and the Armenian Genocide.
- Kwibuka27: Recorded April 7, 2021, Chhange honored and remembered survivors and victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Chhange's Kwibuka27 featured a talk by Dr. Hollie Nyseth Brehm. Rwanda developed unique transitional justice mechanisms to address the genocide and prevent further violence, and Dr. Nyseth Brehm discussed the impact of these measures on survivors and on preventing genocide denial and ideology.
- Armenian Genocide Remembrance: Recorded April 22, 2021, Chhange remembered the survivors and victims of the Armenian Genocide.
Zabel Yessayan was an Armenian author and political activist, and a voice of courage in the early 20th century. She was the only woman on the list of over 200 Armenian writers and intellectuals to be targeted for arrest and deportation on April 24, 1915, now recognized as the official start of the Armenian Genocide. Judith Saryan spoke about Zabel's life and legacy, and more recent efforts to properly memorialize her and her work.
Online Educational Resources
Their survival is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.
Journeys Beyond Genocide engages visitors with the human story of the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. This virtual field trip is an incredible experiential learning opportunity for educators, students, interest groups, community members, and families alike.
This new educational resource traces the life of Dr. Khachig Boghossian, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. Dr. Boghossian's life was also the focus of our April 15th 2020 Lunch & Learn.
This collection of Instagram posts features Survivors of the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Their testimony is presented as short histories that provide students with individual narratives of survival and rescue (search for the hashtag #SurvivorAlphabet on Instagram). You must register for a free account in order to access this resource.
Between July 15th and August 25th, Chhange provided 41 opportunities to #MakeChhangeHappen in our communities. Empower your students to create positive change locally and around the world as Chhange celebrates 41 years of educating, inspiring, and empowering individuals to stand up against injustice (search for the hashtag #MakeChhangeHappen on Instagram). You must register for a free account in order to access this resource.