Events in the Region

Please view the information below to learn more about upcoming events in the region. Please click on the title to learn more about a particular event. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

Academic Workshop
Title: “Buried Words: A Workshop on Sexuality, Violence and Holocaust Testimonies
Organizer: University of Toronto and York University

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Cost: Free & open to public
Location:
Toronto, Canada
For more information: click here

The title of the workshop takes its name from the title of Molly Applebaum’s recently published book in our series, Buried Words. Published together with her wartime diary, a unique document in which the young author records sexual encounters with her adult rescuer, Applebaum’s memoir written in the late 1990s makes no reference to this abuse and has raised many questions for us about trauma, memory, and testimony.

The workshop is free. Registration is required.

Past Events

Lecture Event at Rowan University
Title: “’Secret Window Seminar: Perspectives on the Holocaust’ series”
Organizer: Rowan Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Date &  Time:
Monday, November 20 Discussion: Behind the Secret Window (held in CSC Room 221 A),
11:00am-12:15pm
Monday, December 4 Discussion: Lessons from the Holocaust, 11:00am-12:15pm
Cost: Free & open to public
Location:
Rowan University
Chamberlain Student Center 144A
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
For more information: click here

The ‘Secret Window Seminar: Perspectives on the Holocaust’ series in the fall 2017 semester will feature Dr. Nelly Toll, a child survivor of the Holocaust. Adapted from Dr. Toll’s book Behind the Secret Window, each seminar will address a different aspect of her varied experiences, with ample opportunity for seminar participants to ask questions and participate in focused but wide-ranging discussions.

Questions? Please contact Rowan Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies co-coordinators Jennifer Rich (richj@rowan.edu) or Stephen Hague (hague@rowan.edu).

Workshop Event
Title: “Contemporary Antisemitism: Is American Democracy at Risk?
Organizer: Facing History and Ourselves

Date &  Time: Wednesday, December 6 | 4:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location:
St. James School
3217 West Clearfield Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19132
United States
For more information: click here

This past summer in Charlottesville, neo-Nazis marched with torches chanting “Jews will not replace us.” Before the weekend was over, a woman, standing up for American values, was murdered and a community was deeply injured.  Is this America?

Join us for a dinner workshop as we explore democratic values through the lens of the state of antisemitism today. The workshop will raise questions and provide classroom usable texts to explore events that expose the continuing vitality of this 2,000 year-old hatred.  We will consider what it means for our country and discuss how to bring this topic to our classrooms.

After this workshop you will:

  • Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia

  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost

  • Get support for teaching lessons on antisemitism in your classroom

Dinner will be provided.

Forum Event
Title: “The International Forum on One Korea 2017: Solutions to the Korea Peninsula Crisis
Organizers: Global Peace Foundation, and EastWest Institute, Action for Korea United, and One Korea Foundation

Date, Time, Location:
Tuesday, November 14: International Policy & Civil Society: Leadership Toward Peaceful Korean Unification
Kennedy Caucus Room
Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, Washington DC
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
November 15: Unification and the Post-Cold War Era Framework
Pavilion
Ronald Reagan International Trade Center
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public
For more information or to register: click here

Join Global Peace Foundation and co-conveners EastWest Institute, Action for Korea United, and One Korea Foundation for a forum featuring a series of panels by leaders in government, policy, and civil society.

This event will examine the essential elements of a Korean-led process for the reunification of the Korean peninsula, including multi-sector participation and citizen engagement. Strategies for building global support for this process will also be considered.

Hear from global experts on:
-International Policy & Civil Society: Leadership Toward Peaceful Korean Unification
-Unification and the Post-Cold War Era Framework

For more information and to see the full list of speakers, visit 1dream1korea.info.