Integrating Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education into Introductory Courses: A Regional Workshop for Community College Faculty

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March 8, 2019
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
History Education, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Human Rights, Humanities, Social Sciences

Long referred to as “Democracy’s Colleges,” community colleges educate almost 50 percent of American undergraduates. At a socio-historical moment rife with tensions that threaten understanding, they bring students of diverse backgrounds and experiences together in the study of significant humanities questions.


This workshop collates insights from six years of intensive Holocaust, genocide, and human rights education at Queensborough Community College (QCC), CUNY to offer four humanistic approaches – Arts-Based, Social Justice, Textual, and Outcomes-Based – to designing innovative, integrative, and differentiated pedagogies for today’s imperatives and college students.


Workshop leaders include contributors to Humanistic Pedagogy Across the Disciplines: Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context (Traver and Leshem, eds.; Palgrave Macmillan 2018), a volume that collates insights from six years of NEH-funded faculty-led programming at the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) at QCC.


This free workshop will be held at the KHC on the campus of QCC (222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, Queens, NY 11364) from 12-2pm on Friday, March 8th


Please register by Monday, March 4th at 5pm:


Lunch will be served.

Contact Info: 

Amy Traver

Associate Professor of Sociology

Queensborough Community College, CUNY

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