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  • CHGS Spring 2017 Programming & Events Calendar | CHGS 20th Anniversary

    Thursday, January 26, 7:00 PM
    Beth El Synagogue, 5225 Barry Street West, St. Louis Park
    *International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration* 
    FATHER PATRICK DESBOIS
    "A Voice of Conscience"
    Organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, cosponsored by CHGS, St. Cloud State University Center for Holocaust & Genocide Education, and Beth El Synagogue Jewish Institute of Life and Learning.

    Tuesday, February 2, 4:30 PM 
    Humphrey Forum
    EDMON MARUKYAN, Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
    Principled Voices: "Fighting Corruption and Advocating for Human Rights in Armenia"
    Organized by the Human Rights Program, cosponsored by CHGS, the College of Liberal Arts, the Institute of Global Studies, and the Arsham and Ohanessian Chair.

    Tuesday, February 7, 7:30 PM 
    Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue, St. Paul
    MICHAEL BERKOWITZ, University College London
    "Rascals, Fugitives, and Gentlemen: The Hidden History of Jews and Photojournalism"
    Organized by the Center for Jewish Studies, cosponsored by CHGS.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2:30 PM
    Best Buy Theater - Northrop Auditorium
    ROGER GRUNWALD
    "The Mitzvah Project"
    A one-man performance and presentation about the "Mischlinge" - Nazi soldiers of Jewish descent
    Organized by CHGS with the Center for Jewish Studies and the Human Rights Program.

    Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 PM 
    Weisman Art Museum
    DARCY BUERKLE, Smith College
    Charlotte Salomon’s Art, Autobiography and the Holocaust
    Organized by the Center for Jewish Studies, cosponsored by CHGS and the Center for Austrian Studies.

    Sunday, April 2, 2:00 PM *tentative*
    Fort Snelling State Park
    IYEKIYAPIWIN DARLENE ST. CLAIR, St. Cloud State University
    Tour of Bdote, sacred Dakota site at Ft. Snelling State Park
    Organized by CHGS.

    Thursday - Saturday, April 6 - 8 
    *International Symposium* 
    "Comparative Genocide Studies and the Holocaust: Conflict and Convergence"
    Organized by CHGS with the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair. Made possible by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation. 

    Thursday, April 6, 7:00 PM 
    *Symposium Keynote and 2017 Ohanessian Lecture* 
     TIMOTHY SNYDER, Yale University
    "The Politics of Mass Killing: Past and Present"
    Organized by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Center for Austrian Studies, and the University of St. Thomas' Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, Aquinas Chair in Theology and Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences, and Grants and Research Office. Made possible with support from the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation.

    Thursday, April 13 
    PHILLIP SPENCER, Kingston University
    "Antisemitism and the Left: The Return of the Jewish Question"
    Organized by CHGS.

    Wednesday, April 19 
    Sabes Jewish Community Center
    *Exhibition Opening* 
    "[Re]Telling: Holocaust Art" exhibit opening and reception for UMN visiting scholar YEHUDIT SHENDAR
    Organized by CHGS and the Sabes Jewish Community Center. Made possible with support from the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation, and the Howard B. & Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment, a fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation's Foundation.

    Thursday, April 20, 4:00 PM 
    SERGE AVEDIKIAN, Director
    Screening of "Nous avons bu la même eau" ("We Drank the Same Water"), a film about the Armenian Genocide, and Q&A with film director Serge Avedikian
    Organized by CHGS and the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair. 

    Wednesday, April 26 
    YEHUDIT SHENDAR, retired Museum Deputy Director and Senior Art Curator, Yad Vashem
    "Yad Vashem: Beyond the Museum," talk and virtual tour of Israel’s Holocaust memorial
    Organized by CHGS, cosponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, and Center for Jewish Studies. Made possible by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation.

    Wednesday, May 3 
    "Conveying the Unspeakable: Art and the History Museum," panel event
    Featuring:
    YEHUDIT SHENDAR, Deputy Director and Senior Art Curator, Yad Vashem
    DANIEL SPOCK, Director, Minnesota History Center Museum
    LIN NELSON-MAYSON, Director, UMN Goldstein Museum of Design
    Organized by CHGS. Made possible by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation. 

    Thursday, May 9 
    "Teaching the Holocaust through Art" educator workshop featuring YEHUDIT SHENDAR and local educators
    Organized by CHGS. Made possible by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation.

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  • 2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Community Event featuring Father Partick Desbois

    Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:00 PM 
    Beth El Synagogue, 5225 Barry Street West, St. Louis Park

    The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) is cosponsoring this event, presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day featuring a talk by Father Patrick Desbois, who will discuss his work identifying sites of mass execution during World War II. CHGS is providing a round-trip shuttle bus for students.  
    Reserve your spot here.
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  • Thu, Feb 2, 4:30pm | EDMON MARUKYAN: "Fighting Corruption and Advocating for Human Rights in Armenia"

    Details and registration information here.
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