Babylon High School 11th-grader Giovanna Domingo was recognized at Suffolk Community College as one of Suffolk County’s youth working hard to create a society respectful of human rights.
The Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding Inc. hosted a series of events this month to educate the community on historical events and acts of genocide such as the Holocaust, and on human rights atrocities, to teach approaches to preventing such acts from occurring in the future, and to foster peaceful coexistence in the Suffolk County community. Domingo was selected to represent Babylon during the program due to her fine work in the local community in raising awareness for preventing human rights violations.
“I was honored to be able to represent Babylon at this event,” Domingo said. “I’ve always been interested in the Holocaust because it touches my heart how people suffered from so much devastation. I wish I could have been there to help them.”
Domingo recently visited a local Holocaust museum and said it sparked an interest in her to get the word out about preventing human rights atrocities from occurring in the future. She plans to take a Jewish studies class either in her senior year of high school or freshman year of college to gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust.