is the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project?
The Project offers unique experiences to students and community members
who are interested in exploring the Holocaust, genocide and human rights
issues. Members openly discuss the nature of good and evil, together with
such issues as indifference, survival, identity, faith, tolerance, forgiveness
and compassion—and apply learnings to our contemporary world. The
Project hosts bi-monthly activities throughout the academic year that
are open to the Monroe Community College community.
When was it established?
Blossoming from an honors seminar in 1991, the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights
Project has emerged as a template for Holocaust genocide studies in colleges
nationwide. It responds to MCC students’ desire to more fully answer
the questions why and how the Holocaust occurred and how we can learn
from its many lessons.
Who may participate?
Anyone with an interest in exploring the Holocaust as a “touchstone”
event in human history is welcome to attend Project meetings. Monthly meetings are held on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm in the Flynn Campus Center Brighton Room (3-217), 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester. Please contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development for more information.
What types of activities are offered?
Featuring debates and discussions, films and guest speakers, Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights
Project meetings are rich with opportunities for learning,
discussion and reflection. The Project also offers annual trips, essay
contests and community commemoration ceremonies—often hosted in
cooperation with our expanding list of community partners. Often, Holocaust
survivors and liberators attend Project events and share their individual
stories and memories of the Holocaust.
Tell me about the Project’s leadership?
The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights
Project is led by an advisory board comprising
community leaders and representatives of Monroe Community College and
the MCC Foundation. Student volunteers also serve as officers of the student
Is there a cost to join?
There is no cost to become a member of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights
Project. The majority of activities is free and open to the public.
How do I become a member?
Attend one of the Project meetings or complete
our request form. Or, call 585.292.3321
for more information.