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Friday, February 28 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Aurora Speaks: Understanding Genocide Through a Woman’s Experience

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Educators will explore the Armenian Genocide, perpetrated by the Ottoman Turkish government (1915-1918), through Aurora Mardiganian, the sole survivor of her family, who then starred in the first genocide-related feature film, “Ravished Armenia,” (1919). Her story illuminates the first genocide of the modern era and allows educators to make connections to current issues including immigration, human rights, and political activism.

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Sara Cohan

Other, The Genocide Education Project
Sara Cohan is an educational consultant specializing in human rights and genocide education. She has worked with The Genocide Education Project for fourteen years. Cohan is also a Museum Teacher Fellow for the United States Holocaust museum. In 2001, she was named the Research Fellow... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Catalina Ballroom 2
  US History/World History, General
  • about Sara Cohan is an educational consultant specializing in human rights and genocide education. She has worked with The Genocide Education Project for fourteen years. Cohan is also a Museum Teacher Fellow for the United States Holocaust museum. In 2001, she was named the Research Fellow for Teaching Tolerance (Southern Poverty Law Center) and served on their advisory board. She was a recipient of a Fulbright-Hays scholarship and was an NEH fellow. She was a lecturer for the Council of Europe in Budapest in 2009 and has worked with the Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute in Yerevan.