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Camp Darfur Exhibit – Glendale Community College
Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale Chapter (ANCA-Glendale) has sponsored Camp Darfur Interactive Exhibits in three GUSD High Schools and the Glendale Community College. This April, Camp Darfur Exhibits will take place at:
This April, Camp Darfur Exhibits will take place in Clark Magnet High School on April 12, Crescenta Valley High School on April 17, Glendale High School on April 19, and Glendale Community College on April 23, 2018.
Camp Darfur is an interactive genocide awareness and educational exhibit hosted by the non-profit organization iACT. The purpose of the exhibit is to bring attention to the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan, by placing it in an historical context with the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, the Colombian Genocide, the Rwandan Genocide, and Bosnian Genocide. This traveling refugee camp raises awareness and examines Sudan’s Darfur region and its humanitarian crisis and gives students the opportunity to discover their ability and power to make a difference.
Individual tents dedicated to each Genocide exhibit information, pictures, news articles, personal encounters and survival testimony. By entering the tents, students become immersed into the sobering realities of each tragedy. While the Camp Darfur exhibit puts genocide in the global context, it also makes the students’ experiences very unique. Over the years students have left messages on the tents, from words of encouragement and sorrow, to sheer astonishment at man’s inhumanity to man. Students are encouraged to sign petitions to end the cycle of genocide and are asked to reflect on their experiences by answering questions. The exhibit is both an educational and an emotional experiences for young students.