DR. SARA E. BROWN is the new executive director at the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. She succeeds Dale Daniels, who served in the position since 2000.
Brown, who earned her Ph.D. in comparative genocide studies from Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Worcester, Mass., has managed post-secondary education programming for the USC Shoah Foundation and taught courses on human rights and mass violence at San Diego State University.
Brown said, “I am honored to join the Chhange family. I have big shoes to fill; our first executive director, Dale Daniels, worked tirelessly to build our center. We are just 40 years old and have achieved so much thanks to her and our founders, Dr. Sy Siegler, Jack Needle, and Norma Klein.”
Chhange board president Howard Dorman said, “I am the child of Holocaust survivors, and I am excited to have Sara teach this history, guiding future generations of my family to become upstanders and learn how each of us can effect positive change.”
Since its establishment, Chhange has worked toward fulfilling its mission to educate about the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights and to promote the elimination of racism, anti-Semitism, and all forms of prejudice. Chhange also houses “Journeys Beyond Genocide: The Human Experience,” an exhibit featuring the story behind the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, and the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, as well as a section called “Stand Up for Human Rights.”