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KHC/NEH 2014-2015 Colloquium: Testimony across the Disciplines: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Genocide: The Art of Afterward: Documenting Collective Memory

Testimony across the Disciplines: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Genocide

Event Information

The Art of Afterward: Documenting Collective Memory

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 12pm  —  SPEAKERS: Mr. Clifford Chanin, Director of Education and Public Programs, National September 11 Memorial and Museum and Founder & President, The Legacy Project, introduced by Dr. Rose Marie Äikäs and joined by Dr. Edward Paulino,co-founder of Border of Lights project, Department of History, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Event Description

Clifford Chanin, Director of Education and Public Programs at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, as well as founder of the Legacy Project, will showcase his efforts in archiving and displaying artifacts and responses to mass atrocities. Mr. Chanin will discuss the impulse toward creative response to mass violence in societies around the world and provide numerous examples. Mr. Chanin will be introduced by QCC Criminal Justice professor Rose-Marie Aïkas. 

Dr. Edward Paulino, Department of History, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY wil co-present with Mr. Chanin. Dr. Paulino teaches the history of genocide and specializes in the Dominican/Haitian border conflict/ genocide and the African Diaspora. Dr. Paulino is the co- founder and publisher of “Border of Lights” a website dedicated to using culture and art to promote awareness and healing. He will focus his comments on archiving and responding to the Dominican/Haitian Genocide through culture and art.

Memorial Museum 9/11