World Affairs Council Inland Southern California, University of Redlands, and Inland Empire Council for Social Studies (IECSS) invite school and community educators to attend a program on Teaching About Genocide
Featuring an introductory interactive seminar by Facing History and Ourselves.
Participation limited. Open to educators from schools and community organizations.
Studies of the 20th century have found that the last 100 years has seen more people die through genocide and state-sanctioned murder than on the century's many battlefields. Effectively responding to genocide, ethnic violence, and abuses of human rights is a primary challege of our day. Communities and schools deal daily with people who have lived through the experience.
The California History-Social Science Framework includes study of the Holocaust and other genocides in recent history. The goal is to learn why these atrocities happened, how they can be prevented, and what can be done to help the victims. The hardest part is rebuilding societies and trust among people and institutions. Though the atrocities themselves are discussed, the major focus of Justice After Genocide is how we as a community of people and nations can rebuild societies and create trust in neighbors, government, and the future.
For more information and to register, click here.