Answer the Challenge: Become a Global Citizen 

Lincroft, NJ –The Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center at Brookdale Community College will hold their 30th Annual Colloquium, Answer the Challenge: Become a Global Citizen on Thursday, May 12. The program is from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Students in fifth through twelfth grades will meet in the Collins Arena and listen to keynote speaker Mark Hanis, president of Genocide Intervention Network and then attend their choice of workshop presentations.

Hanis was a college student in 2005 when he founded Genocide Intervention Network. The purpose of the organization was to take action against the genocide in Darfur. Under his leadership, GI-NET has mobilized the resources of thousands of caring individuals and institutions to strengthen a growing global anti-genocide movement. He will share with the students, how ordinary citizens such as themselves, can prevent and stop genocide; “We need to shift from a culture of reaction to one of prevention.”

Following Hanis’ presentation, students will attend their choice from among the 29 workshop offerings including:

  • ·Talking with local Holocaust Survivors
  • ·Hate Crimes & Their Impact
  • ·Rwandan Genocide Survivor Testimony
  • ·I Was There film & Talking with World War II Veterans
  • ·“Firsthand Eyes” Experiencing Civil Rights Movement in America
  • ·LGBTQ Teen Issues

“Thanks to the friends and members of the Center for Holocaust Studies, the Colloquium program is presented for a very nominal $5 per student admission with bus and admission scholarships available,” said Dale Daniels, Executive Director, Center for Holocaust Studies.

Space is limited and group pre-registration is required. To register, or, for additional information, call the Center at (732) 224-2074.