Genocide Awareness Week

Genocide Awareness Week 2019

7th GENOCIDE AWARENESS WEEK  |  NOT ON OUR WATCH  |  APRIL 15 - 20, 2019

Genocide Awareness Week is a series of lectures, exhibits and storytelling by distinguished survivors, scholars, politicians, activists, artists, humanitarians and members of law enforcement. This week-long event seeks to address how we, as a global society, confront violent actions and current and ongoing threats of genocide throughout the world, while also looking to the past for guidance and to honor those affected by genocide.

Genocide Awareness Week is hosted by Scottsdale Community College and sponsored in part by local and national organizations, this event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

For information, contact John Liffiton at: (480) 423-6447 or john.liffiton@scottsdalecc.edu

SPECIAL EXHIBITS

From Nuremberg to Hollywood, March 1 - April 30, Student Center Lobby. Filming the Camps by John Ford, Samuel Fuller, and George Stevens.

Before I Die Wall, April 15-20, East Patio Student Center. The wall poses a simple question: What do you want to do before you die? Over 2,000 chalkboard walls have been created in over 70 countries and more than 35 languages, inviting viewers to connect with profound personal truths about what is really important.

Hosted by Scottsdale Community College and sponsored in part by local and national organizations, this event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
For information, contact John Liffiton at: (480) 423-6447 or john.liffiton@scottsdalecc.edu

PRESENTERS

ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE IN THE TURQUOISE ROOM, STUDENT CENTER UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

MONDAY, APRIL 15

9:00am

Katiri Kiona HerreraAm I Next
Katiri Kiona Herrera, Scottsdale Community College Student
Former Miss Indian Scottsdale Community College 2017-2018, Pursuing a Associates Degree in Elementary Education at Scottsdale Community College.

10:30am

Oskar KnoblauchRespect and Tolerance in Our World
OSKAR KNOBLAUCH, Public Speaker and Author
I was born in Germany in 1925. My book, “A Boy’s Story A Man’s Memory” published in 2010, details my families struggle to survive the Holocaust. My story is filled with the ideas of honor, hope, courage, trust, love, respect, and tolerance. I speak in schools and urge students, teachers, and adults of all ages, to proactively teach and promote Holocaust education, and stress the importance of respect and tolerance.

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Opening Reception in the Peridot Room

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Clemantine WamariyaBeyond Labels : The Girl Who Smiled Beads
Clemantine Wamariya, Author
Clemantine Wamariya is an internationally renowned speaker, a NYTimes bestselling author, and a human rights advocate. Her memoir The Girl Who Smiled Beads debuted with Crown Publishing in April 2018 and is published in 5 languages and dozens of countries. B.A.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

9:00am

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William SimmonsRethinking Perpetrators and Survivors
William Simmons, Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, Director of Human Rights Practice Program, University of Arizona
William Paul Simmons’ research is highly interdisciplinary; using theoretical, legal, and empirical approaches to advance human rights for marginalized populations around the globe. His books include Joyful Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), Human Rights Law and the Marginalized Other (Cambridge UP, 2011), and An-archy and Justice: An Introduction to Emmanuel Levinas’ Political Thought (Lexington, 2003). With Carol Mueller he edited Binational Human Rights: The U.S.-Mexico Experience published by the University of Pennsylvania Press (2014). He has published articles on sexual violence against migrant women, the feminicides in Ciudad Juárez, immigration enforcement, and many other topics. Ph.D. Political Science, Louisiana State University.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

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THURSDAY, APRIL 18

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FRIDAY, APRIL 19

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SATURDAY, APRIL 20

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

9:00am

Genocide Memorial ServiceGenocide Memorial Service
Please join us for a memorial service at the Genocide Memorial on Tuesday, April 24 at 9am. The service is located in the center of campus near the Science Lecture (SL) Building.