On October 4, we were happy to welcome Ruth Broyde Sharone back to Manhattan College, presenting "Real Life Jewish-Muslim Encounters". This time, she joined us with the "Peace and Healing Quilt" a patchwork assembled by 72 Israeli and Palestinian women. Its stop in the Bronx came after paying visits to the Peace Pentagon in Virginia, the North American Interfaith Network Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico and, on their International Day of Peace, it was featured at the UN Chapel in New York. 

The evening was filled with discussion and song, as Ms. Broyde Sharone shared with us songs from her original musical - "Interfaith - The Musical", and lead some MC students in founding a new Interfaith Club on campus! It was a wonderful evening of peace, understanding, and fun! 


(Above) Ruth Broyde Sharone, Custodian of the Peace and Healing Quilt, before the beginning of the event

(Above) Two images of the Peace and Healing Quilt, assembled by 72 Israeli and Palestinian women. 

(Above) The Founding Moment of the Manhattan College Interfaith Club

(Above) Interfaith Friends Dr. Afridi and Ruth Broyde Sharone, following the event. 

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Film Screening of “Who Will Write Our History” in conversation with Dr. Stephenie Young

Stephenie Young is  a professor in the English Department and  research associate for the SSU Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State  University in Massachusetts. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton and her B.A. in Art History from California State University, Long Beach. She has published widely in both national and international journals. Her forthcoming book, The Forensics of Memorialization, is  about the "forensic imagination," and how  traumatic material culture normally considered scientific evidence is used instead to create visual narratives that shape memory politics in post-conflict former Yugoslavia. With Paul Lowe (University of the Arts, London), she co-organizes the annual conference, Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. With Dr. Liliana Gomez-Popescu she co-leads the Network for Aesthetic Ecologies comprised of architects, artists, curators and theorists based in Zurich and Lebanon. She has received numerous fellowships and grants to conduct her research on comparative genocide and aesthetics. In fall 2019 she was in Warsaw, Poland as a Senior Research Fellow at the Jewish Historical Institute to conduct research about the Ringelblum archive as part of a larger study about contemporary border politics, evidence and memory.

Please watch the documentary before October 22nd's conversation. The documentary can be accessed here anytime before then: www.tinyurl.com/hgidoc

The talk back will take place via google meets on Oct. 22nd at 7pm: www.tinyurl.com/hgitalkback

Support the Uyghurs and Stop The Genocide

An informational session on the Uyghurs. Please support the call for Uyghur abuses to be considered genocide. The Featured speaker will be Salih Hudayer, Founder and President of East Turkistan National Awakening Movement. The talk will be hosted and moderated by dr. Mehnaz M. Afridi, Director of HGI.

Please join us via live stream on our youtube channel at: https://tinyurl.com/uyghurhgi

Peter Hayes: “November 1938 as Turning Point”?

Please join us on November 12th, time TBD with Peter Hayes for our annual Kristallnacht Lecture and Frederick Schweitzer lecture. Peter Hayes is a professor of History and German at Northwestern University. He specializes in the histories of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and, in particular, in the conduct of the nation’s largest corporations during the Third Reich.

Please register for the event via zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Af329oR_QfS8obrUUbtSrA

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