May 03 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
May 3, 2023
Zoom – registration required
In a 1949 interview, Raphael Lemkin stated, “I became interested in genocide because it happened so many times.” Although he coined the term “genocide” to describe the systematic murder of Europe’s Jews, his interest went beyond the Holocaust. Lemkin dedicated his life to genocide prevention and to studying patterns of injustice and violence that pervaded history and spanned the globe.
MCHE’s mission calls upon us to utilize the lessons of the Holocaust to combat genocide. Through this partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, we present public history workshops focused on other genocides. Graduate students from Dr. Andrew Bergerson’s World History Colloquium will present case studies in genocide, lead participants in a discussion about each study, and highlight the insights that these genocides might provide about the Holocaust.
This workshop will feature two panels of graduate student-led presentations. Please see sessions and register at https://mchekc.org/programs-and-events/genocide-colloquium/.