Latin American Network for Education on the Holocaust and Other Genocides

When, local time: 
Friday, 9 September 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, 11 September 2016 - 5:00pm
Where: 
United States of America, Los Angeles
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
k.fracapane@unesco.org

Member States participating in the UNESCO Latin American Network for Education on the Holocaust and Other Genocides will meet at the USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles on 9 September 2016 to review actions taken in the region to foster education about the Holocaust, genocide and mass atrocities. The meeting is hosted by the USC UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education.

UNESCO, the USC Shoah Foundation and la UNESCO Chair for Genocide Education will gather representatives of 8 ministries of education of the Latin American region on 10 and 11 September for a capacity building seminar on the theme Teaching about the History of Genocide and Mass Violence. The seminar is organized in the framework of the UNESCO Latin American Network for Education on the Holocaust and Other Genocides.

The seminar, mainly targeting senior managers in charge of history teaching, curriculum revision and teacher training, will focus on teaching methods in the classroom, with emphasis on the use of survivors’ testimonies. It will also cover challenges pertaining to teaching about genocides in a comparative perspective, and include discussions on the relevance of Holocaust education in Latin American contexts. The seminar will be conducted by education specialists and academics of the USC Shoah Foundation and guest presenters from the Iberoamericana University (Mexico), the Jewish Museum of Chile and the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (United States of America). The programme will also include a visit to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Representatives of Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay will participate.