Event occurred on December 10, 2020.
This digital Gallery Talk on December 10th was held in observance of Human Rights Day and the anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. On the day prior, December 9, 1948, the Assembly approved the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide. The word genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin, who fought tirelessly to come up with a word to describe the mass atrocities that occurred to the Armenians during WWI and to Jews during the Holocaust. In this digital Gallery Talk, HHC staff members Jodi Elowitz and Trinity Johnson discuss Lemkin’s impact and the importance of naming these atrocities.
Gallery Talks are sponsored by Xavier University.