April 2014 Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month
It is very tempting to take the side of the perpetrator. All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. He appeals to the universal desire to see, hear, and speak no evil. The victim, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of the pain. The victim demands action, engagement, and remembering.
– Judith Herman
Remembering the Past toward Healing our Future
A free six-event commemorative film series featuring stories of survivors and the children
Living Ubuntu, in collaboration with Amnesty International-Irvine, additional community partners and the below academic institutions, presents a six-event commemorative film series featuring the stories of survivors and their children. April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, and each film commemorates a genocide that started during April. Living Ubuntu provides education about global traumas as part of its mission to heal trauma in order to promote peace.
All events are free and open to the public.
For complete details on each event, see links below.
April 1 (Rwanda) – Soka University
April 2 (Armenian) – Concordia University
April 3 (Cambodia) – Golden West College
April 17 (Sudan) – University of CA, Irvine
April 23 (Bosnia) – Cal State University, Long Beach
April 29 (The Holocaust) – Chapman University
April 30 (Closing Reception) – University Synagogue
April 2011 was the first official Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month in the State of California. In April 2010, the California State Legislature passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 144 proclaiming April of each year Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month.
For info on all six events, a complete list of community partners, and to RSVP, click here.
Questions? Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 949.891.2005
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