Events Schedule

Fall 2017

Genocide Studies Speaker Series

  • Author Norman Naimark,  Nov 7 11:40-1pm
  • Holocaust survivor Norbert Bikales will be speaking November 30 from 11:30-1pm at the Meadowlands campus.

Summer 2017

Mann v Ford The True story of the Lanaape First Nation People’s fight to make Ford Motor Co. stop poisoning them.   Friday, June 30th, 2017    – 6:00 pm in Room –A-104

Spring 2017 Events:

Armenian Genocide Series – April 2017

  • Lerna Ekmekciogluperish Survivors into Minorities: Armenians in Post-Genocide Turkey
    April 17 Monday 1:30 – 3:00 pm S-111
    Lerna Ekmekcioglu follows survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide who remained inside Turkish borders in the 1920s and 30s. Lerna is an Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of “Recovering Armenia”.
  • They Shall Not Perish – The Story of Near East ReliefThe Heroic American Response to the Refugee Crisis During the Armenian Genocide – a 1-hour documentary film screening followed by Q&A with Executive Producer, Shant Mardirossian
    April 26, 2017 Wednesday -7:00 pm TEC-128


Yom Ha Shoah – Holocaust Memorial programs

  • Holocaust Survivor  – Sami Speaks
    April 20
    Thursday 9:30 -11:30 am  – TEC-128
    Sami Steigmann
    is a Holocaust survivor and motivational speaker.  As a toddler Sami was subjected to cruel Nazi medical experimentation followed by starvation, in the Transnistria labor camp. He suffered all of his life with head, neck, back pain which caused him chronic pain.

Sami travels the world to share his inspirational life lessons with young people. Last year, Sami was awarded the Harmony Power Award at the NYC Museum of Tolerance, along with  a proclamation from the NY State Assembly recognizing him as an example of courage, compassion and for his work speaking with students and visitors to New York.

– co-sponsored by the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education DOE

For more info contact Beverly Margolies [email protected]

  • Sugihara: Being an Upstander in a Tumultuous World.
    April 20 Thursday 1:45 pm – 3 pm    A-104
    At great risk to himself and his family, Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara dared to do what was right, signing transit visas in order to save thousands of Jews from extermination by the Nazis. Mark Salomon, whose grandfather received visa #299, will explore why Sugihara acted as he did, as well as the lessons for us today. Sugihara was the only Japanese person recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.  To learn more about Sugihara: watch “Persona Non Grata” movie trailer

– co-sponsored by the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education DOE

For more info contact Beverly Margolies [email protected]

  • Everything is Illuminated” Holocaust themed Film
    April 24
    Monday 11:30 am- 1:30 pm – A104
    co-sponsored with Student Affairs

Other Programs

 Addiction SeriesApril 3 Monday A-104  9:30-12

  • Film: Under the Influence: The Science of Drug Abuse and Q&A
  • The Young Adult Brain and Drug Use: What College Students Should Know, a lecture by Dr. Sion Kim Harris
    Dr. Sion Kim Harris, a Harvard Medical School research scientist, will present the latest science on the young adult brain, and how different addictive drugs affect the brain. Learn about the vulnerabilities of the young adult brain and what science says about how to promote a healthy, youthful brain for years to come.
  • Climate Change Film & Discussion -Anthropocene & Empire
    • Film screening and discussion: The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, Lecture III: “History” (2016, ~45 minutes), April 6, 11:00am – 12:15 pm, C313
    • Film screening and discussion: Nero’s Guests – journalist Palagummi Sainath documents the increasing phenomenon of debt-induced suicides in India’s “cotton belt.”
      April 13
      Thursday 11-12:15, C313
  • Teach-In on Immigration and Executive Orders –
    April 18 Tuesday – C211 – 12:30- 1:45 pm  Cheryl Lin, Immigration Attorney
    2 -3 pm Dialogue & Mindfulness

Fall 2016 Events:


Dreamland: Addiction Series

APRIL 27th – From LA via Skype, author Sam Quinones will speak, and answer questions, concerning his best-selling book Dreamland which tells the story of the overprescribing of opiates, the rise of the Mexican drug cartel and the heroin epidemic in the US

View this recorded interview on Adobe Connect’s web page