Taking Action Together: “Trauma & Atrocity: The Boundaries of Understanding and Emotion” with Dr. Danny M. Cohen

“Trauma & Atrocity: The Boundaries of Understanding and Emotion”

When mass-violence fills our screens, we can choose to engage or switch off. But what can’t we control? How can we navigate our visceral emotional responses, including vicarious traumaHow should we respond to the unexpected responses of other people? And when we try to confront and learn about hate-fueled atrocity, what must we admit that we will never understand?

Join Dr. Danny M. Cohen,  a writer and professor at Northwestern University, in this exclusive webinar on managing our emotions to rise to the present moment. An expert in Holocaust memory and education design, Danny will equip us with the tools we need to process major world events in real time.

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About the Speaker

A black and white picture of Danny M. Cohen. He is wearing a black blazer and white t-shirt, and leaning slightly forward, with his shoulders rounded. His fingers are steepled and he is smiling. He is wearing glasses and has a short beard.

Danny M. Cohen, Ph. D. is a learning scientist, education designer, and fiction writer. A distinguished professor of instruction at Northwestern University in the School of Education and Social Policy and The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, Danny specializes in Holocaust memory and the design of human rights education.

He is the founder of Unsilence and the author of academic articles and works of fiction, including the short story DEAD ENDS, the choose-your-own-pathway mystery THE 19TH WINDOW, and the historical novel TRAIN, which was selected as the inaugural text of the national Teacher Fellows Program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Danny is co-chair of the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission, and was a faculty fellow of the Auschwitz Jewish Center and a member of the editorial advisory board for the academic journal The Holocaust in History and Memory. Originally from London, Danny is also a Chicago-based singer-songwriter and a member of the folk-rock band They Won’t Win.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

This Zoom event is free, but requires registration in advance. Click the button below to save your spot and receive the webinar link!

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Apr 03 2024


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


ZOOM Online


Alabama Holocaust Education Center