ABOUT
GEN2GEN

Gen2Gen is a non-profit educational initiative developed to highlight awareness of the injustices imposed on victims of genocide, racial intolerance and discrimination. Through educational programs Gen2Gen aims to remember the past and teach future generations about the importance of awareness, tolerance and prevention.

Gen2Gen runs a number of programs to achieve its mission:

REMEMBER ME

The REMEMBER ME program encourages young people to understand the concept of memorialisation through meeting survivors of the Holocaust. At the end of the program, the students are presented with a bracelet uniquely engraved with the name of a child who did not survive the atrocities of the Holocaust, their age and place of death and we ask the students to wear this bracelet in memory of this young victim.


GENOCIDE SYMPOSIA

A GENOCIDE SYMPOSIA is a lecture series discussing genocide and its effects which is addressed to young adults. This program engages survivors from countries such as Rwanda, Sudan as well as Holocaust Survivors from across Europe and is moderated by an expert University lecturer.

Creative arts exhibition

The CREATIVE ARTS EXHIBITION is a competition aimed at honouring genocide victims. Through various forms of art expression such as poetry, film, paint and drawing, students are asked to fulfil a brief on how to remember the Holocaust after the last survivor is gone.


Cultures without borders

CULTURES WITHOUT BORDERS is an educational initiative designed to encourage religious harmony and social cohesion through the creation of a graffiti wall by young students from different faiths and cultures collaborating with a recognised street artist. The image on the wall evokes the message of tolerance, understanding and inclusiveness.

Click on the following link to view one of our media releases: Cultures without Borders Media Release

For more information, please click on the following link: Cultures without Borders Information

Remembering the Past

On 16th May 2021, street artist Kaff-eine, worked with up to 40 high school students from various cultural groups to paint a mural on a street-facing wall at 328 Glen Eira Rd, Caulfield.

Themed Remembering the Past, the project was developed to teach young people about the Holocaust and other genocides, including the genocide of Indigenous Australians, in order to foster tolerance, understanding and inclusiveness.

Earlier in the day students partook in an educational workshop to explore the evolution of racial and ethnic intolerance that can lead to genocide. A team of carefully chosen youth leaders engaged in pre-planned activities to promote and emphasise the theme of the event.

The project is an initiative designed to teach youth about acceptance, tolerance and the recognition of all people.


Letters to Principals at Cheltenham Secondary College and Hawthorn West Primary School

If you are incensed by the antisemitic events that have occurred recently at Cheltenham Secondary College and Hawthorn West Primary School, please consider copying these emails and forwarding them to the relevant Principals. Let’s inundate the schools with emails to let them know that this behaviour is not acceptable.

Cheltenham Secondary College Letter: Cheltenham Secondary College

Hawthorn West Primary School Letter: Hawthorn West Primary School

My sincere thanks for once again providing the Remember Me Programme for our Barmitzvah boys. Unfortunately, all the regular staff were not available on the night. However, I am pleased that the class went well.

The boys always learn a lot from the presentation, and are left with much to think about as they begin their journeys into adulthood. The bracelets are an especially meaningful momento, and a reminder to them of the responsibilities that we all carry as adult Jews.

May Hashem continue to bless you in all your endeavours.

Wishing you all a Sweet and Meaningful New Year.

With warm regards.

Rabbi Yitzhok Riesenberg – Central Shule

Special thank you to Celia – A Holocaust Survivor, for sharing your stories with the Bar Mitzvah Boys last night. It was a most meaningful evening that we’re sure the boys will cherish. A big than you to Lani Brayer from Gen2Gen for coming and organising this outstanding and vital program – Thank you!

June 8, 2017

Glen Eira Chabad

What a fantastic program!

November 17

J. Hilton – Central Shule

Very inspirational!

June 17 – The Ark

G. Birch

Thank you Gen2Gen for giving our Batmi girls and their grandparents this wonderful learning experience of survival, resilience and the message to stand up for what we believe is right.

June 2017

Chabad Malvern

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