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César Chávez Day   View Event

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
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Carl Wilkens: Finding the Good -- Rwanda's Pathways Back to Trust   View Event

  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Webinar
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission is excited to partner with the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for their upcoming virtual event featuring Carl Wilkens! As a humanitarian aid worker, Carl Wilkens moved his family to Rwanda in the spring of 1990. When the genocide began in April 1994, Carl refused to leave, and continued to work to bring food, water, and medicine to groups of orphans trapped around the city. This free program will take place on the online platform Zoom. The link to join will be sent to all registered guests via email 24 hours before the event, and again 30 minutes before the event. Register for event.

Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3 Part Program   View Event

  • Monday, April 6, 2020 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar
  • Description:  Three interactive learning modules released over three weeks. Module I: First Week of the CourseModule II: Second Week of the CourseModule III: Third Week of the CourseOptional Final Project due the Fourth Week of the Course This program introduces learners to: Classroom-ready comprehensive print and online resourcesSound pedagogy for teaching about the HolocaustInstructional pathways to help students learn about the complex history of the HolocaustBackground information on the history of antisemitismStrategies to incorporate a range of primary sources, including visual history testimony, to classroom instruction All the Details: Program includes three interactive modules released over three weeksApproximately 6 hours to complete in total – at no costProceed at your own pace each week, be supported by an instructor, and enjoy interaction with other educatorsReceive a certificate of completion and join a network of educators teaching about the Holocaust and genocideFinal module includes additional time to complete optional project for a 10-hour certificateUpon completion (6 or 10 hours), option to earn graduate-level credit through the University of the Pacific. Echoes & Reflections delivers value to both experienced Holocaust educators who are supplementing their curricula and for teachers new to Holocaust education.Register here.

Good Friday Holiday   View Event

  • Friday, April 10, 2020 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
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Continuity, Escalation, and Local Actors: Hamidian Massacres and the Armenian Genocide   View Event

  • Monday, April 13, 2020 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Webinar
  • Description:  In the 1890s, Armenians in the Ottoman Empire became the targets of a  wave of massacres, leading to the deaths of more than 100,000 people and the uprooting of many more. This process also brought about a massive process of property transfer from the Armenians to local powerholders and the state. About two decades later, during the Armenian genocide, around one million Armenians were killed by various techniques, including on-site massacres participated by local forces in different regions.In this talk, Mehmet Polatel (2019-2020 Center Junior Postdoctoral Research Fellow) explores the relationship between these two events by tracing people and groups who were directly involved in both of these episodes as perpetrators and usurpers. Scrutinizing the escalation effect created by the Hamidian massacres in the 1890s and changes in local structures, he underscores the importance of this historical context in shaping the unfolding of the genocide. Drawing on archival documents and video and audio testimonies of survivors from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive he argues that these earlier massacres and the processes that accompanied them led to the emergence of a large interest group whose wealth and power depended on the protection of the post-massacre status-quo, and people from this group played crucial roles in the genocide by directly participating in on-site massacres. This will be an online lecture. Please join us via Zoom at this link. Co-sponsored by USC Institute of Armenian Studies. Please RSVP to cagr@usc.edu.

San Jacinto Day (Office Closed)   View Event

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
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Yom HaShoah   View Event

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  N/A

THGC April Quarterly Meeting   View Event

  • Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Calendar:   Commission Meetings
  • Location:  Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is holding its quarterly meeting on Monday, April 27, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Every quarter the THGC holds a meeting, open to the public, in order to review its current projects and initiatives. The Commission invites any member of the public who might be interested in its mission to this meeting. The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission consists of an administrative team that is based out of Austin, Texas, along with fifteen government-appointed commissioners from around the State of Texas. During the quarterly meeting, the public will have the opportunity to understand the different ventures the THGC is currently focusing on and provide any commentary about what their community might find useful. The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission is a state commission that was established to bring awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides to Texas students, educators, and the general public by ensuring availability of resources, and in doing so, imbue in individuals a sense of responsibility to uphold human value and inspire citizens in the prevention of future atrocities.