Chhange program manager Nicole Rizzuto, shown by the Holocaust section of “Journeys Beyond Genocide,” will lead tours through the exhibit. Genocide — the ultimate expression of inhumanity — will be going under the microscope at a new permanent exhibit being mounted by Brookdale Community College’s Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange). Slated for… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 2nd, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County Life | Tags: Brookdale Community College, Center for Holocaust Human Rights and Genocide Education, Chhange, Journeys Beyond Genocide, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Nicole Rizzuto | Comments Off on Brookdale center’s interactive exhibit focuses on Shoah, Rwandan and Armenian genocides
Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) hosted “100 Days of Silence,” a one-of-a-kind art exhibition on Tues. Dec. 2, 2014, coordinated by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.
The collection brings together works created by over 450 New Jersey students and includes more than 60 life-size human forms which illustrate students’ artistic responses to learning about the genocide, the silence of the world, and the importance of becoming involved, concerned citizens.
“These are powerful expressions by young people who are concerned about a genocide that unfolded while the world watched,” said Smith, a longtime human rights advocate in Congress and chairman of the House Africa and global human rights subcommittee. “The pieces in this exhibition remind us that each of the hundreds of thousands of victims in Rwanda was an individual, worthy of dignity, whose precious life was cut short, who the world should have done more to save. If we cannot do more to prevent genocides in the future, ‘Never again’ will only be lip service. When so many innocent lives are at stake, we must do more. While remembering a genocide often invokes feelings of horror, this exhibition reminds us that hope is also crucial. We must have the hope that we can defeat the evil that is at the root of genocides and we must follow it with the will to act.”admin | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Chris Smith, Press Release | Tags: 1994 Rwanda Genocide, Brookdale Community College, Center for Holocaust Human Rights and Genocide Education, Chhange, Congressman Chris Smith, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Press Release | Comments Off on Brookdale Art Exhibit ‘100 Days of Silence’ Displayed in Washington, DC