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The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) provides a collaborative intellectual space for sharing expertise and academic resources to study the Holocaust, other genocides and current forms of mass violence in the hopes of preventing future atrocities. CHGS relies on your generous support to help us maintain and fulfill our mission.
World Without Genocide Student Action Award
Knowledge + Action = Power
This annual award, to be given by World without Genocide (formerly Genocide Intervention Network-Minnesota), recognizes community outreach projects by college and high school classes to raise awareness about any aspect of genocide: protection, prevention, prosecution, and remembrance.
These projects can include educational outreach to other schools, faith-based organizations, civic groups, businesses, and human rights organizations in the form of art exhibits; theater or dance performances; rallies; film events; legislative outreach; fund-raising; media awareness and support; and similar activities.
1) number of community people reached
2) impact of project as measured by students' reflections
3) project characteristics: actionable, sustainable, and replicable, emotionally-engaging, innovative
4) level of professionalism and excellence
Who can apply:
Applications can be submitted by students or educators at public or private high schools, colleges and universities, and faith-based organizations.
A ceremony will be held at the Minnesota State Capitol in May 2010. Awards will be presented by Senator Sandy Pappas, board member of World without Genocide, to the winning students and educators.
Deadline: April 30, 2010
Students or educators are asked to submit an application as follows:
1) Class information
Name of instructor and contact information (mailing address; email address; phone)
School name and location
Course title or student group and date
Name of person submitting application and contact information (mailing address; email address; phone)
2) Project description - a narrative limited to two pages that addresses the four evaluation criteria:
• number of community people reached
• impact of project as measured by students' and/or community members' reflections
• project characteristics:
actionable, sustainable, and replicable
• level of professionalism and excellence
3) Evaluation of project impact
4) Any relevant supporting information (photographs, newspaper articles, website promotion, etc.)
Applications should be submitted electronically to
Subject: Student Action Award submission
For additional information, contact Heather at 952-994-2729 or visit