Every year, Centennial College engages in Holocaust Education Week to help foster increased awareness of human rights and social justice issues, and the importance of respect for diversity. The goal of the event is to promote values and attitudes of care and empathy for others, that ultimately contribute to building a more inclusive, just, and peaceful society.
This annual event is hosted by the Centennial College Libraries, in partnership with the School of Advancement and the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Inclusion, inspired by the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre's Holocaust Education Week (HEW).
Content warning: The documentary Never Again: A Broken Promise contains content dealing with hate, racism, and scenes of violence and death, and may be emotionally challenging and/or triggering.
Date & Time: Thursday, November 3, showings at 11:30 and 12:30
Synopsis: Sometimes the most impactful stories are the ones that sneak up on you. Never Again: A Broken Promise is a compelling documentary that draws parallels between four major genocides: The Yazidi Genocide, the Holocaust, the Rwandan Genocide and Cultural Genocide in Residential Schools. The film investigates how and why genocides emerge. It also trails the experience of four Canadian survivors of such atrocities. Sharing experiences builds trust and transparency and we believe that people's voices should be heard. These heart wrenching accounts are paired with interviews and insight from local scholars.
Refreshments will be served.
John and Molly Pollock donated their comprehensive collection of books about the Holocaust to Centennial College in Toronto, Canada, to help others understand and remember the Nazis' brutal attempt to eliminate European Jews. This important collection, housed at the college and sampled and described here, is available to students, teachers, researchers and members of the community.