Pink Triangle Legacies

Thursday, September 22nd at 7 pm in Kelly Commons 5C 

Join us as Dr. Jake W. Newsome gives a book talk on his new book: Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust. Dr. Newsome's book discusses Homosexual persecution during the Holocaust and the transformation of the pink triangle from a concentration camp badge to a symbol of queer activism. 

Co-sponsors: Lasallian Women and Gender Resource Center, Women and Gender Studies dept., LGBTQ Student Group

Confronting the Past for the Sake of the Future

Wednesday, October 19th at 6 pm in Kelly Commons 4C 

Join us for the book launch of New Voices. New Voices utilizes preserved visual artifacts and newly written work to tell the moral lessons of the Holocaust through the arts.  

How Do They Get Away with It?

Wednesday, October 25th at 7 pm in Kelly Commons 4C  

Join us as Dr. Georgette Bennett discusses her new book, Religicide: Confronting the Roots of Anti-Religious Violence,and the importance of religious pluralism and acceptance. Dr. Georgette Bennett is the founder of two organizations focused on religious pluralism: the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees.

Annual Dr. Frederick M. Schweitzer Kristallnacht Lecture: "When History Interrupts Our Lives"

Wednesday, November 9th at 7 pm in Kelly Commons 5C 

Featured Speaker: Dr. Victoria Barnett 

The horrific violence of the November 1938 pogroms shattered any hope of German Jews for remaining in their country.

In the United States there was an immediate outcry, including national radio protest broadcasts by Catholic and Protestant leaders. The outrage died all too soon, but we still commemorate this date and its haunting impact.

Victoria Barnett will reflect on what happens when history so dramatically interrupts human lives—and what this means for our own obligations to the victims of history today.