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 fall semester, the KHC offers three fellowship opportunities to QCC students. Students can apply to one of the following courses: Exploring the Holocaust, Identifying and Dealing with Hate Crimes, or Asian Social Justice.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 Colloquia Series
Innovative Teaching and Learning Across the Disciplines
Since 2011 the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College, has served as a national demonstration site for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Programming includes annual colloquia on global human rights and mass atrocity issues designed and led by College faculty. These events are designed to engage Queensborough’s diverse student population.