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Juniata Sets Events for Genocide Awareness Week

(Posted April 7, 2014)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- From April 6-10, Juniata College will host Genocide Awareness and Action Week, an interdisciplinary program.

All events listed are free and open to the public, except where noted.


The week's activities will begin at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 6, with the showing of a film, "Sophie Scholl: Final Days," in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science. "Sophie Scholl" is a documentary film released that chronicles Scholl, an anti-Nazi activist in the White Rose group in prewar Germany.


On Monday, April 7, Susan Cameron, a representative of the National Museum of the American Indian, will speak on the genocide of Native Americans at 7 p.m. in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science.

Tuesday, April 8, Polly Walker, assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at Juniata College, will speak on the Native American genocide at noon in Sill Boardroom. Later, at 7 p.m., Kai Erickson, professor emeritus of sociology and American studies at Yale University, will talk about the conditions that led to genocide in Bosnia.

Wednesday, April 9, there will be a panel on PACS and genocide prevention with presentations by 2011 Juniata graduate Lily Kruglak and Michael Pennngton, director of career services.

A roundtable discussion with Juniata faculty will cover how genocide prevention and intervention, justice and peacebuilding relate to their areas of study. Participants include, Bob Reilly, professor emeritus of social work; Emil Nagengast, professor of politics; Jim Borgardt, professor of physics; and Uma Ramakrishnan, professor of environmental science.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.