EVENT: Conversation about Plunder, Reparations and Restorative Justice (December 1, 2021)

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Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
December 1, 2021
Location: 
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies

What does reparation and justice look like for surviving generations of families with brutal histories who experienced immeasurable losses? University Distinguished Professor of Law, Margaret Burnham, who directs Northeastern’s renowned Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, will be in conversation with Menachem Kaiser, author of Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure, a memoir about his family’s efforts to recover property left behind in Poland after the Holocaust. Are there lessons for America to be learned from the German reparations that Holocaust survivors received?

This is a hybrid event. In person attendance is limited to Northeastern students, faculty, and staff. Livestreaming attendance is free and open to the public. Register at: https://bit.ly/OpenClassroom-Reparations

This event is a collaboration between Northeastern University's Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee and the Fall 2021 Open Classroom Repairing a Divided America. Additional co-sponsors include Boston3G, and from Northeastern University: the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the College of Arts, Media and Design, Africana Studies Program, Department of History, Department of English, the Humanities Center, Jewish Studies Program, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.

Contact Info: 

Deborah Levisohn Stanhill

Jewish Studies Program

Northeastern University

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