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Voices from the Margins Exhibit Opening: A Journey to Life – Armenia
April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
As part of our nation’s continuing conversation about the American Experience and the narratives that have shaped us, and to continue the dialogue begun at our library, Scotch Plains Public Library and grant partners offer Voices from the Margins: Connecting our Stories. This series will run through June 2017.
Throughout this series, participants will view films, a play, and museum exhibits, and discuss books, all works chosen for the ways they portray belonging and otherness, community and marginalization. Events are held at the Scotch Plains Public Library unless otherwise stated. Click here to register for the entire series.
We will feature an exhibit titled A Journey to Life – Armenia in our downstairs gallery April 22 through May 5. This exhibit is presented by Chhange, a partner in the Voices from the Margins grant project. A Journey to Life: Armenia portrays the full life experiences of Armenians before, during, and after the 1915 genocide. It depicts their vibrant life and culture pre-genocide; the experience of dehumanization, the ethical challenges, and the genocidal brutality they survived; and their remarkable rebuilding of their lives in NJ.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Friends of Scotch Plains Public Library.
This series was made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.