The 2014 Theme and Highlights:
Overview: Not On Our Watch: Meeting the Challenges of Genocide
Building on the success of last year’s "Resistance: Out TIme is Now" theme, the 2014 Institute will explore several major issues, highlighting the following topics:
- Complicity and Collaboration-- The Institute will begin with the study of the Holocaust to remind our students of the cost of hatred and the causes of genocide. Likewise, a continued emphasis will be placed on the positive role that individuals have in helping others through being leaders in their schools, communities, nation, and world.
- Difference Makers: From the Classroom to the Global Stage-- Meet with Maria Christina Martinez from Rural And Migrant Ministries to discuss the state of farmworker justice in New York, and learn about her youth based resistance movement Youth Arts Group!
- Modern Day Slavery--Students will learn about major resistance movements around the world from Pakistan to Syria and from Darfur to China, Students will also investigate the current situation in Darfur as well as the Arab Spring and the subsequent backlash.
- The Refugee Crisis-- Students will take a deep look into the events surrounding the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and have the opportunity to engage one of history's most important resistance leaders, Carl Wilkens.
- Technology, Fashion, and your role as a consumer--
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