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Virtual 'Strategies for Action' programs in July


Ally or Accomplice

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center will present two virtual events in July. As part of the Strategies for Action programs, “Ally or Accomplice: Multiple Pathways to Racial Justice” will be held virtually on July 16 at noon. This session will define the terms ally and accomplice, and explore a variety of ways that each of us can make positive changes towards understanding, community building, and justice. Facilitators Rachel Luce-Hitt, HMREC education director, and Anjella Warnshuis, administrative coordinator, School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida, will lead a discussion on being part of the solution. This event is free.

Register at https://www.holocaustedu.org/event/ally-or-accomplice-multiple-pathways-to-racial-justice.

The Limits and Necessities of ‘Never Again’

On July 28, from noon to 1 p.m., the Center will present “The Limits and Necessities of ‘Never Again’: The Holocaust and Injustice Today,” a live, online virtual interactive workshop led by Dr. Danny Cohen, founder and interim executive director of Unsilence, and Sammi Oberman, Unsilenced educator.

What is meant by ‘Never Again?’ What are the limitations and benefits of comparing racism and human rights violations today with events of the Holocaust?

In this community workshop, Cohen will lead viewers to think critically about how intergenerational memory and inherited trauma can require us to make urgent comparisons between the Holocaust and ongoing atrocities. He will also consider lessons that the Holocaust holds for understanding perpetratorship, bystanderism, survivorship, and resistance.

Drawing on the testimony of Michael Bauer, the gay son of Jewish Holocaust survivors who lived through the AIDS crisis, Cohen will ask: When is it okay to draw comparisons and connections between Holocaust history and injustice today?

Participants are encouraged to read Michael Bauer’s interactive testimony before the workshop, however it is not required to participate: www.unsilence.org/the-son.

Only those registering will receive the link to the event. Register at https://www.holocaustedu.org/event/sa-2.


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