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Events Schedule

Fall 2018 Events (tentative program dates)

  • September 21  “Peace belongs to all of us”
  • October 23 – At the Foot of Ararat: Armenian Folk Dance– flyer 
    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  and 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. TEC-128
    Traditional village dances were as characteristic of ancient Armenian culture as the language, food, songs, and customs. Susan Lind-Sinanian, Textile Curator at the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown, MA will introduce and teach line dances that she has collected over the last forty years from immigrants and survivors of a lost generation from western Armenia.

 

Spring 2018 Events

  • April 24 – Tuesday evening 7 pm – TEC-128
    Out of My Great Sorrows: Armenian Genocide & Artist Mary Zakarian the story of a woman whose life and work were shaped by the experiences of her parents, who were Armenian Genocide survivors. It follows Zakarian’s personal problems resulting from a traumatic background and provides a cultural history of the Armenian immigrant experience in the U.S.  By examining Mary Zakarian’s life and art, the authors  bring a fresh perspective of the Armenian experience, as well as an understanding of all people who have struggled to express themselves in the face of injustice and oppression.

  • April 19 – Thursday 12 pm  L-147 – (includes lunch)
    Remembrance and Beyond: Hillel is hosting Bella Miller, a remarkable Holocaust survivor. Bella Miller was raised in Boryslaw, Poland. She and her family hid from the Nazis, escaped to the forest, but were eventually captured and sent to Auschwitz.
  • April 18 – Wed. 2:00-4:00 pm – A104
    Together” author Ann Arnold and Holocaust survivor Mark Schonwetter – Ann Arnold’s book, Together: A Journey for Survival, chronicles her grandmother’s courageous story of saving her family from the Nazis. Mark Schonwetter, Ann’s father, was just 6 years old, when he was forced to flee his home in Poland. The story portrays the strength of a mother’s love and the incredible courage of good people during the worst of times.  Ann earned the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Heroes for Tolerance award for her work and lectures on tolerance. View video.
  • April 9 – Mon – 11am  – 12:15 pm – Room C313
    Attorney Rebecca Salk – Preventing Genocide – Law
  • April 4 – Wed. – 12:30-1:30 pm – TEC128
    Maud Dahme – A Holocaust Survivor Remembers: Reflections on Being a Hidden Childpicture of Maud
    When she was four years old, Dahme’s native Netherlands was invaded and several of her immediate family members were sent to the Sobibor extermination camp in Poland.  She survived in hiding with her sister, thanks to the brave and righteous Westerink family. Dahme will discuss the significance of genocide education and the importance of emphasizing the efforts of people who hid, protected and rescued Jewish people with no concern for their own safety. Maud Dahme has been a  member of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education since 1982. She is the author of “Chocolate, the Taste of Freedom”. View Video.
  • March 6 Tuesday evening @7pm –
    Armenia!” At The Met: Making Medieval Armenian Art and Culture Relevant” – Dr. Helen Evans of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. TEC-128.   View Photos from “Armenia! at the Met”
  • Feb 27 – 11 am – 2:00 pm – “How to Defuse A Bomb: The Project Children Story” film viewing and discussion with Denis Mulcahy – A104
  • Feb 19 – 12:30 – 8pm – Interfaith Awareness Day
  • Jan. 27 Saturday 1-4 pm – 11th Annual Student Award Ceremony – Holocaust, Genocide, Stalinist Repression TEC-128