Washington, D.C. - The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) is pleased to collaborate with the USC Shoah Foundation, Wayne State University's Center for the Study of Citizenship and Wayne State University's Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies to present a professional development workshop series and live webinar on teaching the Armenian Genocide. The live webinar is open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST. The workshop series is intended for educators and will explore how testimony-based resources can further contextualize key historical events of the Armenian Genocide as well as universal themes, such as survival and legacy, addressed in the film The Promise. By the end of the 4/14 live webinar, participating educators will recognize the value of using primary and secondary sources with students to spark their inquiry, critical thinking and civic agency. Special guest Dr. Carla Garapedian, Associate Producer of The Promise, (currently available for viewing at no-cost on Amazon Prime and Netflix) will offer a behind-the-scenes analysis into how the film was made and elaborate on inspirational scenes. Participating Michigan-based educators are eligible to earn four continuing education credits (SCECHs) as a result of their completion of this two-part workshop series. Please RSVP to receive an email with resources that will be needed for the workshop series and live webinar.
Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.