Memory, Trauma, and the Generations of Genocide
88 Bedford St, Portland, Maine 04101
Join us for a special Convocation event during the month of Genocide Commemorations for the Armenian, Jewish, Cambodian, and Rwandan communities.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Yael Danieli is an internationally renowned therapist whose work with Holocaust survivors broke through the “conspiracy of silence” that defined the lack of consideration given to the trauma resulting from mass murder as well as physical and cultural genocides. Dr. Danieli is the point person for the United Nations on these issues and has worked with Holocaust survivors, genocide survivors in Rwanda, Truth and Reconciliation tribunals in South Africa, and Bosnian victims of genocide.
A panel discussion will follow Dr. Yael Danieli’s speech. The panel will include members of those communities who have undergone genocide in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will hear from the Native American and African American genocides; German Southwest Africa/Namibian genocide (1904-1907); Armenian genocide (1915-1923); Holocaust (1941-1945); Cambodian genocide (1975-1979); Rwandan genocide (1994); Darfur genocide (early 21st century) and the Kurdish cultural genocide that continues to this day.
In memory of Sam & Rose Horowitz. Deborah L. Aronson, Joseph L. Bornstein, and Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, Marcus/Clegg Attorneys and Counselors, Portland Harbor Hotel, Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Jewish Community Alliance, Armenian Cultural Association of Maine, Rwanda Community Association of Maine, USM Model United Nations, and NAACP Maine.