Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month Interdisciplinary Conference

Short Description: When History Meets the Present: Living in a World of Mass Atrocities

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: SAU – Fireside Lounge and Ingle Auditorium

When History Meets the Present: Living in a World of Mass Atrocities

Conference Schedule

8:30–9:00 am – Registration & light breakfast fare in the Fireside Lounge, SAU

9:00–9:45 am – Welcome & opening presentation: Sadiya Omar, Refugees Helping Refugees Co-founder (Fireside Lounge)

10:00–11:30 am – Faculty presentations focusing on mass atrocities and the connection to various academic fields in Ingle Auditorium, SAU.


Ammina Kothari – Communications

Brian Tomaszewki – Information Sciences and Technology

 John Oliphant – Physician Assistant

Benjamin Banta – Political Science

Rachel E. McGinnis – Sociology/Anthro (facilitator)

11:30 am–12:45 pm – Lunch in Fireside Lounge featuring Student Poster Presentations.

1:00–3:45 pm – Film viewing & discussion in Ingle Auditorium: Human Flow (2h20)

4:00–5:30 pm – Individual panel of local community members discussing mass atrocities from areas around the globe (Ingle Auditorium)

Democratic Republic of the Congo


the Balkans

and Holocaust survivor

**Registration is required for events where food is provided by Monday, April 23rd, 2018. RSVP to Dr. Rachel E. McGinnis –

Other information:

**Student Posters and projects will be showcased during the entire conference in the Fireside Lounge.

**Fundraiser for Refugees Helping Refugees (RHR) – Silent auction items include gift baskets from the RIT and our local community and include candles, Alex and Ani jewelry, etc. Items will be open to bid on starting on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 @ 8:30 am and ending the same day @ 4:30 pm. Winning bids will be able to pick-up their items in the SAU at the end of the auction or schedule a time to pick-up their item from the Sociology/Anthropology department by Monday, April 30th, 2018. You do NOT need to be present to win.

Rachel E. McGinnis


Event Snapshot
When and Where
Thursday, April 26, 2018
All Day

Open to the Public

Interpreter Requested