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Assyrian Genocide: Connections Between Memory and Identity
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In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the connection between memory and identity by reflecting on stories of Assyrian Genocide survivors and their descendants. Using primary and secondary sources, participants will seek to understand why genocide occurs, why it persists, and how Assyrians have grappled with their tragic past throughout history. They will examine the deep sense of responsibility, carried by survivors and their descendants, to preserve the memory of these events and share these stories with the world and with future generations. Through this exploration, participants will make strengthened connections between a collective, shared history and their individual role in the modern world.

This session will be led by Amanda Slefo, an educator from Evanston Township High School.

This event is presented in partnership with the Assyrian Youth Federation of America and the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union of Canada.

Aug 8, 2020 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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