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Brookdale Hosts Multi-Faith Dialogue on ‘The Golden Rule’

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Dozens of local religious leaders, advocates and community members came together in a spirit of commonality and mutual respect on April 20 for the first ever “Multi-Faith Dialogue” program, hosted in Brookdale’s Student Life Center in Lincroft. The program, titled “The Golden Rule,” featured an overview of five different faith traditions and their approach to […]

Brookdale Launches Ken Burns Film Series

Ken Burns waits backstage at the Latchis Theater's celebration of their recent renovations on October 19th in Brattleboro, VT.  Ken was there to speak about and show a segment from his upcoming documentary "The Roosevelts: an Intimate History."

In preparation for a rare appearance by iconic documentary filmmaker Ken Burns at Brookdale in October, college faculty, staff and students came together on March 23 to launch “America’s Stories: A Ken Burns Film Series.” The film series, which features film clips, expert analysis and discussion of some of Burns’ most acclaimed documentaries, will run throughout […]

Chhange Hosts ‘Muslim Women in Our Community’ Program

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A capacity crowd of local residents, educators and community leaders came together in the Student Life Center in Lincroft on March 22 for a unique panel discussion hosted by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange). The program, titled “Muslim Women in Our Community,” featured five female professionals and social advocates from […]

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 […]

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