Creating Advocates for Social Change
Through exhibits, events, fellowships and survivor speakers, students and the broader community grasp the significance of the past, the dangers that remain and a sense of themselves as advocates for societal change. The KHC also hosts dozens of events each year to investigate the Holocaust and global violence as historical and present-day realities.
Each year, the KHC hosts students from across the Queensborough Community College (QCC) campus who come to learn about and engage with the complex historical and social lessons connected to the Center’s exhibits and activities. Through public programs and the Center’s annual NEH Colloquia Series, students are provided with the opportunity to discuss the Holocaust, hate crimes, genocide, and mass atrocity through open dialogue.
Each semester, the KHC offers three fellowship opportunities to QCC students. Students can apply to the following courses: KHC/CERRU Undoing Bias, NEH Complicity & Collaboration During the Holocaust, or Project-Based Fellowships.Learn more
The KHC also provides a unique service to QCC students by providing both paid/unpaid internships. These internships provide opportunities for students across the disciplines interested in fighting intolerance and discrimination.Learn more
KHC/NEH Colloquium Series
The Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College, a College of the City University of New York, has served as a national demonstration site for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) since 2011. This recognition showcases the KHC as a cultural center that provides programs and offerings which positively impact the College’s humanities curriculum and shares that information on a national level. To establish an endowment in continuance of those effects in perpetuity, over a million dollars was raised and subsequently matched by NEH.
Programming includes annual colloquia on global human rights and mass atrocity issues designed and led by College faculty to engage Queensborough’s diverse student population and the surrounding communities. Featured events include lectures on thematic issues of refugees, migration and displacement; LGBT and gender; peacekeeping and the United Nations, and more.
2018-2019 KHC/NEH Colloquium
Organized and curated by QCC faculty member from the Art & Design Department and the Gallery & Museum Studies Program, Kat Griefen, Survivance on Turtle Island: Engaging with Native American Cultural Survival, Resistance, and Allyship will be the KHC/NEH 2018-2019 Colloquium.Learn more
KHC Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Schedule of Events
The KHC is excited to announce the full list of events for the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 academic year. The KHC/NEH colloquium will explore the cultural survival and resistance of Native American and First Nations people with talks, film screenings, and performances with indigenous scholars as well as their allies.Learn more