SPRING 2014

STUDY SEMINAR

Topic: THE TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD

Three Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m. in Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – Room 106

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March 6, 2014

 Origins and Dynamics of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Guest Lecturer:  Lillie Edwards, Ph.D., Professor of History and African-American Studies, Director of Pan-African Studies and Director of American Studies, Drew University

 March 20, 2014

The Slave Trade and the Development of the Americas

Guest Lecturer:  Lillie Edwards, Ph.D., Professor of History and African-American Studies, Director of Pan-African Studies and Director of American Studies, Drew University

 March 27, 2014           

Legacies of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Memory, Culture & Reparations

Guest Lecturer: Michael Gialanella, D.Litt., Adjunct Professor of History, Seton Hall University

 

Reservation Required

$30 per person for 3 sessions

FREE for Drew University Staff/Faculty/Students

 Facilitator: Larry A. Greene, Ph.D., Professor of History, Seton Hall University

 For more information:

973.408.3600             ctrholst@drew.edu      www.drew.edu/chs

Individuals needing special assistance should contact the Housing, Conferences, and Hospitality office at 973.408.3103 at least five working days prior to the event in order to insure appropriate arrangements

 Send with check to:

Drew University   Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study 36 Madison Avenue Embury Hall

Madison, NJ  07940

(Make check out to Drew University – In Memo section write “Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study)

TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE GENOCIDE IN RWANDA:

A Survivor Reflects on the Journey Back from the Abyss

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • 7 p.m.eugenie

Place:  Crawford Hall, Ehringer Center, Room 152

Free & open to the public

Speaker:  Eugenie Mukeshimana, Genocide Survivor & Founder/Executive Director of the Genocide Survivors Support Network

Eugenie was a young adult and 8 months pregnant when the genocide broke in Rwanda in 1994.  Bearing her first child during the genocide, Eugenie understands the impact of the genocide on mothers and widows who did the unimaginable to save their children. Consequently, she can also relate to the challenges they faced and continue to struggle with after the genocide, and the impact of their personal experiences on family members they care for.

Two years after the genocide, Eugenie joined the International Aid Agencies workforce and found solace in working with communities that have been divided and disintegrated as a result of the genocide.

In 2001, Eugenie emigrated to the U.S.A. to pursue a degree in Social Work at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY. She soon noticed that her classmates and teachers had no knowledge about the tragedy she had personally suffered seven years earlier. This shocking discovery inspired her to embark on a new mission to educate students, teachers, and other community groups about the crime of genocide.

Upon graduation, Eugenie continued her career in the field of Social Work. She worked with homeless families in New York and in New Jersey until recently when she learned of increasing number of genocide survivors who had emigrated to the U.S.A. and had no support system to help them address personal and community needs. Eugenie responded to this need by founding Genocide Survivors Support Network (GSSN), a charitable organization with a mission to help genocide survivors rebuild their lives and educate communities about the crime of genocide.

   


Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Place: Baldwin Gymnasium

reneandiScreening of René and I, a 75-minute documentary film that tells the story of young twins René and Irene, who spent more than a year in Auschwitz under the notorious Dr. Josef Mengele.

Special guest presenters:  Irene Hizme, whose story is told in René and I, and Leora Kahn, Executive Producer

Free & open to the community

For more information:

www.drew.edu/chs

973/408-3600   or   ctrholst@drew.edu

Individuals needing special assistance should contact the Housing, Conferences, and Hospitality office at 973/408-3103 at least five working days prior to the event in order to insure appropriate arrangements

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