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Kori Street to Speak at Armenian Apostolic Church of Crescenta Valley

USC Shoah Foundation Director of Education Kori Street has been invited to give a lecture at the Armenian Apostolic Church of Crescenta Valley, Calif., this Sunday, August 9 at 1 p.m.

Street’s talk will commence at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy at the Prelacy “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall, Armenian Apostolic Church, 6250 Honolulu Ave, La Crescenta, CA 91214.

The lecture will be about USC Shoah Foundation's new Armenian Genocide testimony collection, which debuted in the Visual History Archive April 24, 2015, the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The collection is made up of the nearly 400 interviews of Armenian Genocide survivors and witnesses filmed by J. Michael Hagopian beginning in the 1960s and preserved by the Armenian Film Foundation. Sixty of these interviews are currently integrated and indexed in the Visual History Archive.

This presentation will engage the theoretical and practical implications of effectively using the audio-visual testimonies of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive. With a focus on the teaching of genocide, both as a historically specific moment and a universal human experience, the presentation will explore the challenges and opportunities of using first person narrative.

As Director of Education, Street defines and directs the national and international education agenda for the institute, including the award winning IWitness program.

Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Street was Associate Professor and Chair at Mt. Royal University, where she was responsible for the development of a number of courses focused on the history and representation of the Holocaust as well as leading a number of curriculum development programs that developed course offerings on genocide. She was also instrumental in the annual Holocaust education program in Calgary.

After completing a Masters in the History of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto, Dr. Street received her PhD in history from the University of Victoria in 2001. Her most recent publications include “Patriotic, Not Permanent: Attitudes About Women’s Making Bombs and Being Bankers,” in A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service (UBC Press, 2012) and “Storytelling in The Digital Age: Engaging Learners for Cognitive and Affective Gains,” in International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society (2013).