Exposing the Darkness: Perspectives on Mass Atrocities

From: December 1, 2015 @ 19:00 EDT
To: December 1, 2015 @ 21:00 EDT
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with Ron Haviv
Dec. 1, 2015 at 7PM
The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center
10 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065

The visual and spoken testimony of activists and journalists has the power to enrich our understanding of other countries, cultures, and peoples. It also documents groups at risk when there is still time for the world to act. With its mandate to alert the national conscience to genocide and crimes against humanity, the Museum relies on the evidence these professionals collect to bring to light stories of destruction and devastation. Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a discussion with those who put themselves in harm’s way to bear witness to mass atrocities.

Featured speakers

Elena Dorfman, photographer, whose documentary film about young Syrian refugees is shown in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Andrea Gittleman, program manager, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Ron Haviv, an Emmy-nominated, award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, which is dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe.

The event will be moderated by Steven Luckert, Senior Program Curator, Digital Learning and New Media, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

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