April is the month that we, as Armenians, hold dear to our hearts as a time of reflection and remembrance. We recommit ourselves to keeping the memory of our forefathers alive and reminding the world of the first genocide of the 20th century and its persistent legacy of loss and dispossession.
Educating America’s youth about the Armenian Genocide is an essential way to prevent genocide denial and ensure this important history is remembered for generations to come.
The Genocide Education Project seeks to teach the lessons of the Armenian Genocide to the next generation of American citizens and leaders – providing educators across the country with the resources and training they need to incorporate the Armenian Genocide into their curriculum.
By supporting The Genocide Education Project (GenEd), you can commemorate the Armenian Genocide in a practical and lasting way. Our goal is to see that every student graduates from high school with an understanding of the Armenian Genocide and the pattern of genocides that followed. With every high school history teacher that uses our resources, we can reach at least 100 students each year. Your contribution will allow us to provide our services to more educators, and in turn, more students.
Over the last ten years, GenEd has built a reputation for quality educational services related to the Armenian Genocide. Our work has been featured by various organizations recommending reliable curriculum on the history of genocide, including PBS, Amnesty International, Facing History and Ourselves, Point of View Documentaries, and multiple universities.
Most recently, GenEd has produced a 12-minute educational film and resource guide commissioned by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. “A Journey from Despair to Hope: The Story of the Armenian Americans of Rhode Island” tells the story of Armenian Genocide survivor Margaret Garabedian Der Manuelian. It is told through the voice of Der Manuelian’s great-granddaughter and allows students to engage with the subject on a more direct and personal level. Workshops to train teachers on the Armenian Genocide and the use of the video are planned for May. You can view the film on our facebook page, facebook.com/genedpro, and you can view all of our educational resources at our online resource library, TeachGenocide.com.
Your financial support will allow us to continue to develop and distribute these instructional materials to more educators and students. Please help GenEd reach these goals and honor the memory of the victims for many years into the future. You can make a tax deductible donation at GenocideEducation.org/contribute or by sending a check to The Genocide Education Project, 51 Commonwealth Ave., San Francisco, CA 94118.