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  • PAGE9-Manning
    Bernstein Lecture Series Special Event Queens Public Library at Kew Gardens Hills

    Living in the Shadows of Auschwitz: 75 Years Later

    SPECIAL LOCATION: Queens Public Library at Kew Gardens Hills, 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing, NY 11367 This year, the KHC is partnering with the Queens Public Library at Kew Gardens Hills to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 2020 also marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp. Join us for a conversation about Auschwitz’s traumatic legacy as a camp, community, and memorial with Jody Russell Manning, Program Director for Rowan University’s Center for Holocaust and…

  • Whigham&Fine
    Colloquia Lecture

    Memorialization and Memory

    How are collective memories shaped and how do the forms they take inform our interpretations and actions in the present? And why is the process of memorialization so contested? This event looks at the roles that memory and memorialization play in resisting different iterations of authoritarianism. Todd Fine, President of the Washington Street Advocacy Group, and Dr. Kerry Whigham, a postdoctoral research and teaching fellow at Binghamton University’s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, will discuss recent debates around memorials in the…

  • sarajevo_hagaddah
    Lecture Special Event Columbia University, International Affairs Building

    The Holocaust in Yugoslavia: The Miracle of the Sarajevo Haggadah and the Albanian Rescue of the Jews

    The Holocaust in Yugoslavia: The Miracle of the Sarajevo Haggadah and the Albanian Rescue of the Jews Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 6:30 pm & Friday, February 21, 2020 at 9:15 am SPECIAL LOCATION: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10027 The KHC and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University are pleased to co-sponsor a two-day symposium about the Holocaust in Yugoslavia. On Thursday, February 20th we will screen the documentary, Besa:…

  • PAGE10-WarriorWomen
    Cinema Series

    Film Screening of Warrior Women and Q&A with Danyelle Means (Oglala Lakota)

    Warrior Women (2018) is the story of mothers and daughters fighting for indigenous rights in the American Indian Movement of the 1970s. The film unveils not only a female perspective of history, but also examines the impact political struggles have on the children who bear witness. The discussion following the screening will be led by Danyelle Means who has direct ties with this community of women.  Means is the Director of Institutional Advancement at the Institute of American Indian Arts…

  • PAGE10-JudyDow
    Lecture

    Eugenics, Historical Trauma and Survivance: A Conversation with Artist and Educator Judy Dow

    Judy Dow, whose artwork is featured in the current KHC exhibition, Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island: Engaging with Contemporary Native American Art, speaks about her use of Abenaki basket making to tell the untold stories of her ancestors who experienced oppression and injustice. She will address her work in the exhibition and related research pertaining to the Vermont Eugenics survey that targeted her family, making connections to the broader eugenics movement and its lasting effects. Following her presentation there will be a…

  • PAGE11-ExhibitTour
    Special Event

    Special Exhibition Tour: Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island

    Join one of the curators of Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island: Engaging with Contemporary Native American Art, on a guided tour through the KHC’s current exhibition, on view through May 22, 2020. Bringing together sixteen artists from across the continent, the exhibit interweaves the government-sanctioned atrocities of the past with the continued resilience of the first peoples of this land. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to learn about how the exhibition came together firsthand from co-curator…

  • Page 10 - Annual Seder
    Special Event

    KHC Annual Holocaust Freedom Seder

    Join us as we once again honor the Holocaust survivors of our community by recreating the same Passover Seder held in 1946, the first to be held after World War II. Return with us to the DP camp of Munich as the survivors of the Holocaust come together to celebrate the holiday of Freedom, the Season of Deliverance. Reserve your spot with a $18.00 per person donation to the QCC Fund, Inc./KHC. A copy of the 1946 Haggadah and a…

  • PAGE11-WhoWillWrite
    Special Event

    The Yehoshua and Edna Aizenberg Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

    Join the KHC for our annual Yom HaShoah commemoration. This year we pay tribute to Rabbi Isidoro Aizenberg, the KHC’s longtime Scholar-in-Residence, who was instrumental in researching a significant number of the Center’s exhibitions. We will also screen a special 37-minute version of the acclaimed 2018 film, Who Will Write Our History. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, a clandestine group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto vowed to…

  • PAGE12-Protest
    Colloquia Lecture

    Protest and Social Movements

    For the past decade, under authoritarian regimes and bourgeois democracies alike, we have seen millions of urban protesters take to the streets across the globe, sometimes occupying local spaces and other times bringing the work of their cities to a halt. Dr. Penny Lewis of CUNY’s School of Labor and Urban Studies and Mark Frazier, Professor of Politics and Academic Director of the India China Institute at the New School for Social Research, will discuss these dynamics as well as the limits and potentialities…

  • PAGE12-Democracy
    Colloquia Lecture

    Dismantling Democracy

    The flip side of authoritarianism is democracy, which is performed and protected through a complex web of institutions, documents, social norms, and belief systems. The speakers for this event will address the processes through which the conditions for the practice of democracy can and have been eroded in the past and present. Part of the KHC/NEH 2019-2020 Colloquium: Authoritarianism on the Continuum   This event is FREE, but registration is requested.

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