Special Events

Jewish Culture and Antisemitism Series

The events below are co-sponsored by: College of Arts and Sciences, USD Hillel, Humanities Center and Mission and Ministry


Jewish Culture & Antisemitism: Windows on Cultures of Resilience and Struggles for Freedom
Readings from Exiled in the World
Tuesday, January 26th, 6:00pm
Readings and discussion of Exiled in the Word: Poems & Other Visions of the Jews from Tribal Times to the Present, Jerome Rothenberg and Harris Lenowitz, ed.

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Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
Wednesday, January 27th, 6:00pm
United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony, followed by a brief discussion.


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All Faith Service: Embracing Hope: Our Journey Toward Healing
Thursday, February 4th, 12:15pm
Link: https://www.sandiego.edu/mission/detail.php?_focus=77463 


Art of the Holocaust with Dr. Susanne Hillman
Tuesday, February 9th, 5:00pm
Dr. Susanne Hillman (SDSU & UCSD; Program Coordinator, Holocaust Living History Workshop) 
Art, poetry and music, and its persistence in the concentration camps.

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The Times They Are a-Changin’:  Diversity in Georgia and the New South
Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.
With the election of the first African-American and first Jewish senators from Georgia, USD Public Safety officer Milton Maples, born and raised in Georgia, and Tom Reifer, PhD, highlight how the new South is changing, drawing on the work of W.E.B. Du Bois, on anti-Black racism, antisemitism, Black and Jewish culture.

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Anti-Black Racism and Antisemitism
Monday, February 22nd, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with Black History Month, a discussion about the connections between Anti-Black racism and Antisemitism, featuring Jamall Calloway, PhD, of USD’s department of Theology and Religious Studies.

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Freedom Writers
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
This presentation features clips of the Hollywood movie, Freedom Writers, as well as Erin Gruwell (Ms. G.) and some of the original Freedom Writers.

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From Deathfugue through Stretto and Shibboleth to Todtnauberg: Paul Celan, Khurbn and the World Beyond
Thursday, March 11 at 12:15 p.m.
A presentation by Pierre Joris, noted poet and translator.

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Holocaust Awareness / Antisemitism Today 
Thursday, April 8th (Holocaust Remembrance Day - Yom HaShoah), 5:00pm
Talia’s Tolerance Tour with Talia Schauder
Linda Rosenberg and Sol Pinczewski, authors of From Bergen-Belsen to Brooklyn.

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Butterfly Project 
Tuesday, April 20th, 12:15pm

The Butterfly Project is a call to action through education, the arts and memorial making. It uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate about the dangers of hatred and bigotry and cultivates empathy and social responsibility.

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