"Hate Before and After Pittsburgh: Anti-Semitism, Racism and White Nationalism"
November 6, 2018
Room: Bernie Dallas Room
UMass Amherst Campus
Handicap access available
We find ourselves at a deeply troubling point in our history where anti-Semitism, racism and all forms of bigotry have infected our mainstream social discourse. Acts of hate motivated by anti-Semitism have been rising in recent years from swastikas defacing property, to displays of Nazi flags, to the horrific shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the Tree of Life Congregation.
A panel of faculty from across campus will highlight the particularities of rising anti-Semitism and link it to broader challenges of minority groups in the America at the present moment.
This Teach-in will provide the context we need to understand the world around us and the importance of fostering a climate of tolerance and inclusion on our campus.
Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS)
A candlelight procession from the Bernie Dallas Room to the Student Union Building will follow the teach-in. There will be a brief reading of the names of the dead and the Jewish mourner’s kaddish from 5:30-6.