EVENT: Two-Day Virtual Symposium: "Antisemitism and Racism in a Moment of Reckoning" (November 8-9, 2021)

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November 8, 2021 to November 9, 2021
Minnesota, United States
Subject Fields: 
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, European History / Studies

Please join for a two-day symposium on November 8th and 9th, 2021 at 11:30-1:00 PM CST

Description: How do racism and antisemitism overlap and where do they diverge and why? The public debate in the US and Europe alongside the widespread initiatives that underpin the current moment of reckoning with the legacies and ramifications of racism have insufficiently captured the complex relation of Jews to white majority society and the pervasive nature of antisemitism. How have different scholars, activists, and educators engaged with this issue? What are constructive ways we can better deal with antisemitism in anti-racist scholarship and practice? How has antisemitism and the Jewish experience been included or excluded in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on US campuses?

Monday, November 8th - Panel: Historical, Legal, and Theoretical Perspectives
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST

Register for Monday here

Monday's Panelists:
Tony Michels (History, UW Madison)
Joshua Shanes (Jewish Studies, College of Charleston)
Keith Kahn-Harris (Sociologist, Leo Baeck College, London)
Claudia Bruns (History and Cultural Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin)

Moderator: Jonathan Judaken (Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities at Rhodes College).

Tuesday, November 9th - Panel: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Work and Antisemitism on US Campuses
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
Register for Tuesday here

Tuesday's Panelists:

Amna Khalid (History, Carleton College)
Jeffrey Aaron Snyder (Education, Carleton College)
Erin Darby (Religious Studies, University of Tennessee)
Natan Paradise (Associate Director, Center for Jewish Studies, University of Minnesota)

Chair: Malinda Lindquist (UMN, History, CLA Associate Dean for Equity and Diversity)

The event is hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies, and is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Department of History and the Religious Studies Program. This event is also part of the Seeking Racial Justice IGS Collaborative Series.

Contact Info: 

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota 

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