Events

Making Global Connections


Fall 2022 Virtual Programs

All events are free and open to the public but registration is required.
They are also being recorded so be sure to check back for the viewing links.

Holocaust Memory
Mapping the Holocaust by Bullets
Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 12:00pm EDT

Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/y7hftknn

Join Dr. Ewa Schaller, Senior Program Officer, Educator and Education Coordinator at American Friends of Yahad-In Unum, for a discussion about investigations into the fate of the Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union. Schaller will explore the new interactive map that documents execution sites with archival documentation and witness interviews.

The event is organized by the (KHC) at Queensborough Community College and is co-sponsored by the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center; the Ray Wolpow Institute at Western Washington University; the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College; the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at Saint Elizabeth University; and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University.

 

QCC Welcome Read Event
Creating John Lewis’s March II: A Conversation with Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin
Monday, October 17, 2022, at 10:10am EDT
Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/4jdwnkvw

Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin will share insights and anecdotes about their time spent working on this graphic memoir series. This event is part of the Queensborough Community College (QCC) Welcome Read and is hosted by the Kupferberg Holocaust Center.

The Welcome Read is a pedagogical and community-building experience for Fall 2022 first semester Queensborough (QCC) students taking English classes, in both non-credit programs (CLIP and CUNY Start) and credited courses (ALP, ENGL101). The 2022 Welcome Read texts include, The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman, as well as the graphic memoir, March: Book Two, written by Civil Rights icon and Congressman John Lewis with Andrew Acyin and illustrated by Nate Powell. Approximately 600 QCC students will be participating in the Welcome Read, reading, and writing about March: Book One in their classes and attending related events.

 

KHC-NEH Workshop (Faculty Only)
Pedagogical Approaches for the KHC’s “Concentration Camps” Exhibit
Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 2:00pm EDT
Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/ysfwdbxr

In this workshop, Dr. Cary Lane, Associate Professor at QCC in the English Department, will highlight ways instructors can incorporate content and themes from the KHC’s newest original exhibition, The Concentration Camps: Inside the Nazi System of Incarceration and Genocide. Dr. Lane will also introduce faculty to curatorial choices made in the exhibit and how those can connect to thematic teaching.

This event is part of the 2022-23 Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, “Trauma, Remembrance, and Compassion.” The event is organized by the KHC at Queensborough Community College and is co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) at QCC.

 

QCC Welcome Read Events
Sites of Social Activism in NYC, Part 1
Monday, October 20, 2022, at 12:10pm EDT
Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/4b69ch5s

Sites of Social Activism in NYC, Part 2
Thursday, October 24, 2022, at 12:10pm EDT
Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/4vc9h4f4

Dr. Carolina Bank Muñoz, Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center (Oct 20), and Dr. Penny Lewis, Associate Professor of Labor Studies at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (Oct 24), will present on sites of protest and social activism in Queens discussed in their book, A People’s Guide to New York City. This event is part of the Queensborough Community College (QCC) Welcome Read, and is hosted by the Kupferberg Holocaust Center. 

The Welcome Read is a pedagogical and community-building experience for Fall 2022 first semester Queensborough (QCC) students taking English classes, in both non-credit programs (CLIP and CUNY Start) and credited courses (ALP, ENGL101). The 2022 Welcome Read texts include, The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman, as well as the graphic memoir, March: Book Two, written by Civil Rights icon and Congressman John Lewis with Andrew Acyin and illustrated by Nate Powell. Approximately 600 QCC students will be participating in the Welcome Read, reading, and writing about March: Book One in their classes and attending related events.

 

KHC-NEH Lecture
Exploring Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese-American
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 12:00pm EDT
Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/yjdyb46t

Join us for a conversation with Laura Gao, author and illustrator of Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese-American, who will discuss her own experiences around the themes of trauma, remembrance, and compassion. What are some things that inspired the creation of Messy Roots, and how might readers be able to draw inspiration from Gao’s journey and story as presented in her debut graphic memoir?

This event is part of the 2022-23 Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, “Trauma, Remembrance, and Compassion.” The event is organized by the KHC at Queensborough Community College and is co-sponsored by the Asian American/Asian Research Institute at CUNY; the QCC Creative Writing Club; the Ray Wolpow Institute at Western Washington University; the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University.

 

KHC-NEH Lecture
Legacies of Genocide: Mauthausen and its Memorialization
Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 12:00pm EDT
Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/ms6addme

Do we have an ethical responsibility toward “violated spaces” like those of a former concentration camp? What legacy do such spaces create for us? And how might cultural differences alter our perceptions of the memorial in our 21st-century? Join Dr. Rebecca Rovit, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Kansas, who will explore Mauthausen as a site of remembrance connected to violence that permeated Austrian soil. She will draw on experiential and intergenerational aspects of memory, based on an excursion to the former camp memorial with a group of graduate students from the University of Vienna. As active spectators at sites like Mauthausen, they commemorate the Holocaust with its traumatic past traces from WWII.

This event is part of the 2022-23 Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, “Trauma, Remembrance, and Compassion.” The event is organized by the KHC at Queensborough Community College and is co-sponsored by the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center; the Ray Wolpow Institute at Western Washington University; and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University.

 

KHC-NEH Workshop (Faculty Only)
Imagining Possibilities: Social Practice as a Pedagogy of Care
Friday, November 4, 2022, at 11:00am to 1:00pm EDT
Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/4222x8j5

In this workshop, participants will hear from artist-researchers Heather Huggins, Assistant Professor of Theatre at QCC and Dr. Tania Alice is a Professor of Performance Art at Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro who will share social practices at the intersection of performance and mindfulness, along with concrete examples from their research applying these practices in their campus communities. Attendees are invited to experience these practices for themselves by engaging in embodied practice, reflection, and discussion.

This event is part of the 2022-23 Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, “Trauma, Remembrance, and Compassion.” The event is organized by the KHC at Queensborough Community College and is co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) at QCC.

 

Holocaust Memory/Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration
Keynote: Stones of Memory with Dr. Ruth Mandel 
Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 6:00pm EST
Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/pfemw443

On the anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom of November 9 and 10, 1938, Dr. Ruth Mandel, Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University College London, discusses her ethnographic research on Stolpersteine, a counter-memorial art project marking the final homes of Jewish and Romani victims of Nazi violence found throughout Europe.

The event is organized by the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College and is co-sponsored by the Ray Wolpow Institute at Western Washington University; the Sam & Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at Saint Elizabeth University; and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University.

 

KHC-NEH Workshop (Faculty Only)
Mindfulness and Meditation: Towards a Compassionate Self
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 2:00pm EST
Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/2p9ydmw5

Are you stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? Do you want to learn how to practice mindfulness and meditation to slow down? Join QCC Professors Alison Cimino, Lecturer of English, and Dr. Joanne Chang, Professor of Music, in this workshop as they help us to deepen awareness, mindfulness, and compassion for self and others, especially during stressful and busy times.

This event is part of the 2022-23 Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, “Trauma, Remembrance, and Compassion.” The event is organized by the KHC at Queensborough Community College and is co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) at QCC.

 

Holocaust Speaker Series
Every Wednesday at 11:00am EDT
Click here to register: https://www.holocaustandhumanity.org/speaker-series/

The Holocaust Speaker Series features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. This series is organized by the Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center. It is generously sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine and presented in partnership with the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.