May 5 and 6, 2021
Zoom – registration required below
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.
Over the course of two evenings, workshop participants may choose 4 out of 8 different topics for breakout sessions. Please see sessions below for complete descriptions of the topics. Through registration, we ask you to mark your preferred topic in each session. Every effort will be made to honor these requests.