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Events Schedule

Spring 2017 Events:

  • TEDx – (March 7 Tuesday  – BCC’s Ciccone Theater)
  • Genocide Speaker Series
    • April 17 Monday 1:30 pm S-111
      Lerna Ekmekcioglu – Author of “Recovering Armenia-The Limits of Belonging in Post-Genocide Turkey”. 
    • April 20 Thursday 1:45 pm – 3 pm  – A-104
      Sugihara: Being an Upstander in a Tumultuous World.
      At great risk to himself and his family, Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara dared to do what was right, signing transit visas in order to save thousands of Jews from extermination by the Nazis. Mark Salomon, whose grandfather received visa #299, will explore why Sugihara acted as he did, as well as the lessons for us today.
  • Movie showing – “Everything is Illuminated” Holocaust themed film – 4/24 11:30 am- 1:30 pm – A104


Fall 2016 Events:

Spring 2016 Events:

Rwandan genocide survivor speaks

Eugenie Mukeshimana talk – Wed April 13th at 1:45 A104

Dreamland: Addiction Series

APRIL 27th – Joining us from LA via Skype, author Sam Quinones will speak, and answer questions, concerning his best-selling book Dreamland which tells the story of the overprescribing of opiates, the rise of the Mexican drug cartel and the heroin epidemic in the US

View this recorded interview on Adobe Connect’s web page

Holocaust remembrance Katka Reszke “Return of the Jew & The Meshugene Effect”

March 31s, 2016 – 12:30 -1:30 pm room C321

Overview:  Katka Reszke tries to make sense of the personal narratives of several Polish women (including her own), who embarked on a pursuit of Jewish identity following a feeling, an intuition, an uncanny precognition about their Jewish descent. These self-narratives reveal different ways of making sense of extraordinary experiences of memory and transition set against the landscape of troubled Polish-Jewish history and a new curious Polish-Jewish present.

Katka Reszke is a Polish-born, U.S.-based writer, documentary filmmaker, photographer and researcher in Jewish history, culture, and identity. Currently affiliated with Brandeis University, Katka holds a Doctorate in Jewish Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of “Return Of The Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third Post-Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland” (2013) and the screenwriter of the acclaimed documentary film “Karski & The Lords of Humanity” (2015). Katka specializes in Polish-Jewish history and relations, as well as human rights, social justice, minority and gender issues. Recipient of fellowships from the Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture and the Mandel Foundation, Katka is a contributor to the core exhibition of POLIN – The Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

The Meshugene Effect” – a  documentary book featuring personal narratives of Polish women, who embark on a pursuit of Jewish identity following an irrational feeling, a hunch about having Jewish ancestry.  For more info go to www.katkareszke.com