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Remembrance Day Program Tackles Tough Questions

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Are there limits to forgiveness? Do victims have the responsibility to overcome injustice and rise above resentment, or are there some crimes that can never be forgotten? These and other difficult questions were at the heart of a special International Holocaust Remembrance Day program hosted by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) […]

Student Voices: Join in the Brookdale Read

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Brookdale and the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) are taking the topics of racism and discrimination head on in this year’s Brookdale READ. The Brookdale READ encourages students and employees to read the same book at the same time and participate in a series of group discussions, guest lectures and other […]

Guest Lecture Kicks Off 2016 ‘Brookdale Read’

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Students, employees and community members of all ages are invited to join together this fall in the 2016 “Brookdale Read,” a college-wide initiative centered around Julie Otsuka’s award-winning 2002 novel “When the Emperor Was Divine.” Brookdalians and local residents are encouraged to read the novel – a moving account of four Japanese Americans who were imprisoned in […]

Yom HaShoah Ceremony Honors Local Holocaust Survivors

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For today’s educators and advocates, it can be difficult to convey the true impact of the Holocaust to younger generations. The pure statistics – six million European Jews murdered, including 1.5 million children, between 1933 and 1945 – are so daunting that they can be almost impossible to grasp. Instead, historians like Dr. Samuel Kassow […]

FBI, Genocide Survivor Discuss Human Rights in U.S.

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The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) welcomed a panel of experienced Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and Rwandan genocide survivor Eugenie Mukeshimana on Feb. 4 to discuss how students and community members can take an active role in identifying human rights violations in the U.S. The program began with each […]

Survivors, Advocates Honored at Annual Chhange Dinner

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The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College held their annual Testimonial Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge. More than 230 people attended the program, which paid homage to special guests Marion, Mimi, Annie, and Elisa Werbler; Dr. Paul Winkler; and WeiserMazars LLP. […]

Pulitzer Winners Talk Grassroots Activism at Brookdale

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More than 900 local residents, high school students and Brookdale community members came together in the Collins Arena Sept. 30 for an inspiring talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The authors discussed a wide range of domestic and international social issues – including income disparity, women’s health and access to education […]

Pulitzer Winners to Speak at Brookdale

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World-renowned New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and author Sheryl WuDunn will host an inspiring discussion on human rights, social justice and the power of grassroots change at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Collins Arena in Lincroft. The program, hosted by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale, […]

Chhange Hosts 33rd Annual Colloquium

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More than 1,200 students, teachers and community members from across New Jersey attended the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education’s (Chhange) 33rd annual Colloquium, held in the Collins Arena on May 13. The annual event – designed to promote awareness, education and engagement for key issues – centered this year on the 70th […]

Chhange Honors Local Holocaust Survivors

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While 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps at the end of World War II, it also provides an opportunity to remember all those who suffered and died under the Nazi regime. Some survivors, like Dr. Erwin Tepper, were rescued by American Jews and brought to the U.S. as young […]

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