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Final Pjt: Holocaust and Legos

The first time I heard about the Holocaust was during 7th grade. Our school took us on a field trip to a movie theater to watch Schindler’s List. The only thing I remember from that trip? It was a long… Continue Reading →

Final Pjt: Honoring Indigenous Women

At least 300 Indigenous women go missing or are murdered in the United States and Canada every year (Hegyi2018).  However, the number is likely far greater, as there is no official record of these women, because governments and local police… Continue Reading →

Final Pjt: Black Lives Matter Memorial Video

For this assignment, we were tasked with creating a memorial for the fallen victims of a genocide or the Holocaust. I took inspiration from my contemporary blog issue assignment, and the letter that I wrote to the members and founders… Continue Reading →

Final Pjt: Remember the Past, Change the Future

The piece that I designed is one that keeps the past alive, so that we can shape the future into what we want it to be. It is important to keep in mind the atrocities and horrors that have yet… Continue Reading →

Final Pjt: Holocaust Memorial Loss of Identity Painting

The Holocaust and other genocides that have taken place are proof that there is always going to be hate, bigotry, and racism in the world that we live in. It is unfortunate that people feel the need to discriminate and… Continue Reading →

Final Pjt: Interacting With the Holocaust: Examination of a Genocide

In order to articulate how the Holocaust impacts each of us almost 80 years after it’s completion, I decided to create an interactive memorial to be used as an educational tool in high schools and higher education. People gravitate toward… Continue Reading →

How I Understand the Pittsburgh Tree of Life shooting

News outlets claim that Robert Bowers yelled that Jews were guilty of genocide to ‘his people’ before murdering 11 people. He was interrupting a prayer service with a hate crime that can’t be described as anything other than an ethnic… Continue Reading →

Focusing on Darfur

We would like to think that genocides don’t happen as common as they do and that they receive attention from the international community, but that is not necessarily true. There are still genocides taking place around the world and one… Continue Reading →

Not me, though!

Over 60 million men, women, and children were victims of genocide and mass killing in the last century alone. An immediate reaction to these horrific acts would lead someone to think that the perpetrators were mentally impaired and what kind… Continue Reading →

Genocides Today?

Have you ever thought about what a genocide is exactly? Genocide, according to Webster’s dictionary is a deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. It is synonyms with mass murder… Continue Reading →

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