Genocide Awareness Workshop at UMD

Northlanders Were Educated About Past and Current Genocides and How They Can Be Prevented

DULUTH, Minn. – At UMD, a workshop was held to educate Northlanders about genocide that has happened throughout the world and genocide still going on today.

The workshop featured four guest speakers who discussed the Holocaust and genocide affecting Native Americans and people in Africa and Armenia.

“It’s happening in Syria right now, it’s happening in all parts of the world, and we have to understand why that’s the case,” says Deborah Petersen-Perlman of the UMD Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies. “Why does genocide persist? Why do we have this phenomenon recur over and over and over again?”

Organizers say education is key to stopping genocide across the globe.

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