21 September 2020: Chhange will be operating virtually until further notice. Our offices and exhibits are closed.

Virtual Resources for Educators

Fall Calendar of Educational Programs

Internment and Destruction: Concentration Camps during the Armenian Genocide (Part of Our Virtual Lunch & Learn Series)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11:30 am EDT
Led by Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, this lecture situates the deportation and destruction of Armenians in Ottoman Syria within the global history of concentration camps.
1 hour of Professional Development provided -- Open to Students

True Justice Screening & Post-Film Discussion with Dr. Walter D. Greason
Monday, September 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm EDT
For over thirty years, Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) have worked to create greater fairness in the United States' criminal justice system.

Black Experiences in New Jersey: Using Public History in the Classroom (Full Day Virtual Workshop)
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Save the Date -- More Details to Follow
5 hours of Professional Development provided

Chhange Book Club: What The Eyes Don't See, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Save the Date -- More Details to Follow

Recorded Virtual Workshops and Programs

The 2020 Chhange Annual Colloquium
American Heroes and Rescuers

This year's Colloquium resources include plenary speaker, Pastor Chris Edmonds, and sixteen virtual workshops led by Holocaust Survivors, activists, and educators discussing topics such as racism, homophobia, and antisemitism. Lesson plans are available for every Colloquium resource (plenary and workshops). Check out the Colloquium webpage for more information.

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, we went back to our roots and created a series of well-received lunch & learns focused on the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights.

This series will continue through Fall 2020 (see above "Fall Calendar of Educational Programs").

Genocide Awareness Month Events

  • Kwibuka26 Recorded April 7, 2020, Chhange commemorated the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Our Kwibuka26 program features Yannick Tona, who survived the Genocide as a young child. Yannick shares his testimony, explores his family history, and answers questions about Rwanda then and now.
  • Yom HaShoah Recorded April 21, 2020, Chhange commemorated Yom HaShoah. Our virtual remembrance features testimony from three local Holocaust Survivors: Claire Boren, Manfred "Manny" Lindenbaum, and Ruth Rosenfeld, as well as a candle-lighting ceremony led by local Holocaust Survivors.

Online Educational Resources

Personal Survivor Histories

These narratives are the true stories of people from our local community who endured the horrors of the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide, suffering through unimaginable conditions.

Their survival is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.

Virtual Tours of Journeys Beyond Genocide: The Human Experience

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.

Dr. Khachig Boghossian's Scrapbook

This new educational resource traces the life of Dr. Khachig Boghossian, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. Dr. Boghossian's life is also the focus of our April 15th Lunch & Learn.

#SurvivorAlphabet

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.

#MakeChhangeHappen

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.

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