Workshop To Shed Light On Armenian Genocide, Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

In an effort to promote awareness and understanding of historical events and ongoing conflicts, the Holocaust and Social Justice Education Program of Chautauqua County has announced an upcoming workshop designed specifically for educators.

The program will delve into the tragic history of the Armenian Genocide and provide insights into the current situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, aiming to equip teachers with the tools to educate their students effectively. The workshop, titled “Armenia: The Power of Perseverance; Then and Now” will take place Oct. 27 at Lenna Hall in Chautauqua Institution. It will feature expert historian Dr. Dikron Kaligian, Genocide Education Programming Leader Christinia Chiranian.

The Armenian Genocide, which took place from 1915-23 resulted in the deaths of over 1.5 million Armenians and left an indelible mark on the collective memory of the nation. Moreover, the workshop will address the current situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, a region that has been marred by conflict for decades.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the roots of the conflict, the ongoing challenges faced by the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, and understand why many leaders are calling the situation a second genocide of the Armenian people. Participants will also be exposed to incredible aspects of the beautiful Armenian culture. By exploring the complexities of this issue, educators will be better equipped to teach their students about the significance of empathy, diplomacy, and the pursuit of lasting peace in a global context.

Registration for the workshop is now open, and space is limited. Teachers from all disciplines and grade levels are encouraged to participate. For registration and more information, visit chqsocialjustice.org or contact Leigh-Anne Hendrick or Emily Dorman at chqsocialjustice@gmail.com.


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