BENEFITING: World Without Genocide
After the Holocaust the world said ‘never again,’ yet those words have come to mean ‘over and over again.’ Although there are many complicated reasons for genocide, there is a simple reason as well: we let them happen.
‘Tents of Witness: Genocide and Global Conflict’ is a multimedia exhibit designed by World Without Genocide to
- Educate people about genocide;
- Illustrate causes and consequences of genocide;
- Present action steps to prevent genocide; and
- Remember the people in our own communities who have fled from these atrocities and whose families and communities have been destroyed.
The exhibit features tents similar to those used in a refugee camp. Each of the tents in the exhibit depicts the story of a different group that has been persecuted based on its race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin. The tents tell the stories of the American Indians, the Armenians, Argentina, Bosnia, Cambodia, Congo, Darfur, the Holocaust, North Korea, and Rwanda.
The exhibit travels throughout the upper-Midwest to academic, civic, and faith institutions to educate about genocides and mass conflict, highlight the refugees in their own communities, and to inspire people to take action to bring peace. By supporting this exhibit, you are helping to bring a unique and hands-one educational experience to students, survivors, activists, and members of the public throughout the region.
For more information visit our webpage.