Education after Genocide: Shifting Approaches to Conflict, Prevention and Redress Conference
July 19 to 21, 2022, at the University of Minnesota.
In the wake of genocide and mass violence, states must decide whether and how to teach their populations about the violence. Over time, these narratives and methods of instruction may change, particularly as public education is increasingly seen as an instrument for the prevention of violence and an arena for reparative justice. Examples of prevention work and redress in the field of education frequently involve the revision of educational standards and curricular content, the development of new pedagogical approaches, and changes in classroom practice.
Yet research on the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights education has been largely siloed and disconnected from the conversations regarding Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Theory, and culturally sustaining teaching and learning. How do these different disciplinary orientations and theoretical paradigms overlap, clash, or intersect? The conference explores how and what Holocaust and Genocide studies may contribute to educational approaches to racism, colonialism, and slavery in the US and globally.
The conference will feature scholars and practitioners from all disciplines interested in the topics of Holocaust and Genocide education, historical narratives, settler colonialism, and reparative justice.
This conference was made possible with support from the Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation