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Lunch & Learn (Online)

Join us once a month for a Lunch & Learn program to hear children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, notable speakers on timely issues, and historical experts.

All programs are virtual on Zoom and are open to everyone. Watch the program live to ask questions or participate in the chat. Or watch the recorded program at your convenience on our website.

Check out the many previous Lunch & Learn programs available for you to watch.

Here is what's coming up:


SarahRose DDayGirlsD-Day Girls

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (PT) | Online

With Author Sarah Rose

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In Honor of Women’s History Month

In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was on the front lines. To “set Europe ablaze,” in the words of Winston Churchill, the Special Operations Executive  (SOE), whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharpshooting, was forced to do something unprecedented: recruit women. Thirty-nine answered the call, leaving their lives and families to become saboteurs in France.

In D-Day Girls, Sarah Rose draws on recently de­classified files, diaries, and oral histories to tell the thrilling story of three of these remarkable women. 

Join us for a conversation with Sarah Rose to hear about Andree Borrel, a scrappy and streetwise Parisian who blew up power lines, Odette Sansom, an unhappily married suburban mother who saw the SOE as her ticket out, and many other women whose involvement influenced the war. 

Sarah Rose is the author of For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History. She has written for the Wall Street Journal, Outside, The Saturday Evening Post, and Men’s Journal. In 2014, she was awarded a Lowell Thomas Prize in Travel Writing.

*Teachers: To earn 1 Clock Hour for this session, you will need to complete a second registration HERE. 

Sponsored by Verizon.



Rushan Abbas LL 202410 Stages of the Uyghur Genocide

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (PT) | Online

With Rushan Abbas, Founder and Executive Director of Campaign for Uyghurs

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In Honor of Genocide Awareness Month

Researcher Gregory Stanton describes Genocide as a process that develops in roughly 10 stages that are predictable but not inevitable. For almost a decade, the Uyghur population in China has been experiencing these stages under the Chinese Communist Party. Rushan Abbas, will describe the 10 stages of genocide as experienced by the Uyghur population and will describe the efforts to protect Uyghurs and what we all can to educate ourselves and do to end this ongoing genocide. 

Rushan Abbas started her activism work while she was a student, organizing and leading in the pro-democracy demonstrations at Xinjiang University in 1985 and 1988. Since her arrival in the United States in 1989, Ms. Abbas has been an ardent campaigner for the human rights of the Uyghur people.  In 2017, Rushan Abbas founded the Campaign for Uyghurs to advocate and promote human rights and democratic freedoms for Uyghurs, and mobilize the international community to act to stop the human rights atrocity in East Turkistan. Rushan frequently briefs US lawmakers and officials on the human rights situation in East Turkistan and testifies at the United States senate and congress on the Chinese regime’s crimes against humanity. She regularly appears on media outlets to advocate for the Uyghur cause and gives public speeches, having spoken for audiences at Holocaust museums, universities, U.S. embassies, grassroots groups, and more.

*Teachers: To earn 1 Clock Hour for this session, you will need to complete a second registration HERE. 

Sponsored by Verizon.


Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed in these programs are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the Holocaust Center for Humanity and its employees.    

Thank you to our Lunch & Learn Sponsors: 

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The Frances Roth & Stanley R. Schill Foundation     


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