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Exhibition Opening: Spagat Family Voices of Genocide Exhibition

May 1 @ 5:30 PM - May 2 @ 7:30 PM

Opening May 1, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s new groundbreaking “Spagat Family Voices of Genocide Exhibition” explores how and why genocide continues to occur across geography and time. Learn from survivors and descendants of genocides in Armenia, Guatemala, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, and Burma, about the common conditions that can lead to genocide and how recognizing these factors helps determine efforts toward intervention and prevention.

A first-of-its-kind exhibition, revolutionizing the field of genocide memory and education, the “Spagat Family Voices of Genocide Exhibition” will expand awareness, foster compassion and empathy, and empower our visitors to consider the actions they can take to make “never again” a mandate for today.

Join us for the exhibition’s opening program featuring Mark Akgulian, descendant of four Armenian genocide survivors, Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj, Maya Kich’e’ survivor of the Guatemalan genocide, Senada Cvrk-Pargan, Bosnian Muslim survivor of the Srebrenica genocide, Kizito Kalima, Tutsi survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and Amina, Rohingya survivor of the ongoing genocide in Burma. Moderated by Kelley Szany, Senior Vice President of Education & Exhibitions for the Museum, this powerful conversation with 5 witnesses whose stories are part of this remarkable exhibition is not to be missed.

5:30 PM – Reception
6:30 PM – Program

Free the public. Reservations required: https://ihm.ec/vog-opening

Spagat Family Voices of Genocide Exhibition funding provided by:

Public Museum Capital Grants Program

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois State Museum

Harvey L. Miller Supporting Foundation

This exhibition has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



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