Established in April 2018 to coincide with Canada’s Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month, Genocide Prevention BC (formerly, the Genocide Prevention Think Tank) challenges racism and hate by collaborating together in support of genocide prevention education in the BC school system and through intergenerational trauma advocacy (i.e. mental health, addiction, social isolation, etc.).

We challenge racism and hate by collaborating together and are constantly expanding to include more communities. We are currently connected to a number of communities which include, but are not limited to, the Indigenous, Jewish, Armenian, Ukrainian, Rwandan, Romani, Uyghur, Rohingya, Japanese Canadian, Black, Bosnian Muslim, Khmer, Baha’i and Sikh, as well as elementary, secondary and postsecondary professors in public and private schools who bravely choose to teach about genocides.

In Phase I, we spent a full calendar year attending each others’ genocide commemorations, rallies and protests. Below is a video and a selection of event posters highlighting our work from that year.

Our dream is for our project to grow and for Genocide Prevention BC members and our project to be resources for the teachers offering Genocide studies to students in the new BC high school curriculum and beyond, which is informing the development of Phase II.

For more information, please contact Founder and Project Manager Carmel Tanaka at: info@genocidepreventionbc.com

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Going from brokenness to wholeness

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