April 22, 3:30-4:30 pm (PT)
“Difficult Decisions in Dangerous Times:
Hope and Agency during the Armenian Genocide”
April 23, 4-5:30 pm (ET)
“The Armenian Genocide and Its Lessons for Today”
Today’s uncertainty and instability provide an opportunity to teach about the profound transformative power of hope and agency – taking individual and cooperative action to affect positive change. Learn to teach about the Armenian Genocide, while providing students examples of personal choices of common citizens that they can relate to their own lives. As we approach the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide (April 24) and others this month, we’ll also explore the concept of remembrance and its influential role in our personal and public lives.
These live webinar, April 22nd hosted by the Los Angeles County Office of Education and April 23rd hosted by Classrooms Without Borders, will be led by Sara Cohan, Education Director for The Genocide Education Project (GenEd), a nonprofit organization assisting educators in teaching about human rights and genocide, particularly the Armenian Genocide, as the modern-era prototype of the pattern of genocides that followed.
Sara Cohan’s background combines research, study, curriculum development, and teaching. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Science Education, was a high school social studies teacher, a teacher fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and a research fellow at Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Dr. Dikran Kaligian will present the webinar’s history segment. Kaligian teaches at Worcester State University and previously at Clark University, and is the former Managing Editor of the Armenian Review. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Boston College and is author of the book, “Armenian Organization and Ideology under Ottoman Rule, 1908-1914” (2009).