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Events Schedule

Spring 2017 Events:

Genocide SeriesApril 2017

  • Lerna Ekmekcioglu
    Author of “Recovering Armenia-The Limits of Belonging in Post-Genocide pid_24063Turkey“.
    April 17 Monday 1:30 pm S-111
    Lerna Ekmekcioglu is Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • Holocaust Survivor  – Sami Speaks
    4/20 Thursday morning 
    9:30 -11:30 AM  – TEC-128
    Sami Steigmann
    is a Holocaust survivor and motivational speaker.  As a toddler Sami was subjected to cruel Nazi medical experimentation followed by starvation, in the Transnistria labor camp. He suffered all of his life with head, neck, back pain which caused him chronic pain.
    – co-sponsored by the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education DOE


  • Sugihara: Being an Upstander in a Tumultuous World.
    April 20 Thursday 1:45 pm – 3 pm    A-104
    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. Sugihara was the only Japanese person recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.  To learn more about Sugihara: watch “Persona Non Grata” movie trailer
    – co-sponsored by the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education DOE


  • Everything is Illuminated” Holocaust themed Film
    April 24 Monday 11:30 am- 1:30 pm – A104
    co-sponsored with Student Affairs



Other Programs

  • Addiction – April 3 Monday A-104
  • Climate Change Film & Discussion -Anthropocene & Empire
    • April 13 Thursday 11-12:15, C313
    • April 20  Thursday  11-12:15, C322
  • Teach-In on Immigration and Executive Orders – April 18 Tuesday – C211
    • 12:30- 1:45 pm  Cheryl Lin, Immigration Attorney
    • 2 -3 pm Dialogue & Mindfulness

Fall 2016 Events:












































































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