OMAHA – This month, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are holding an educational forum to discuss conditions that have led to the systematic oppression of minority groups in Nazi Germany and the Great Plains and how to prevent racism and hatred from occurring in the future.
On Tuesday, March 27, and Wednesday, March 28, UNO’s Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC) will host “Vectors of Violence: Persecution and Complacency in Nazi Germany and the Great Plains,” which is free and open to the public.
The event, which is being organized by UNO’s Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy and the Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, will feature a panel discussion, educational roundtable, student workshops, and an overview of educational programing offered by the Museum.
The forum, while free, will still require tickets for access to each session. Those hoping to attend the forum are encouraged to reserve their tickets online. Ticket information can be found on the Museum website at https://www.ushmm.org/research/competitive-academic-programs/faculty-seminars/vectors-of-violence.
A Schedule of Events:
TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018
6 P.M. to 6:45 P.M. - RECEPTION - CEC LOWER COMMONS LOUNGE
7 P.M. - PANEL DISCUSSION: POWER, PERSECUTION, AND PAIN: REFLECTIONS ON VIOLENCE IN SOCIETY
Moderator: Mark Celinscak, Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Executive Director, Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Neb.
“Never Forget": Intersecting Memories of the Holocaust and the Settler Colonial Genocide in Canada
Dorota Glowacka, Professor of Humanities, University of King’s College, Halifax, NS, Canada
An Unholy Trinity: Latinos, Immigration Policy, and State Violence
Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Professor of Political Science and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Neb. -
“It Belonged to Us”: Public Responses to the Fort Robinson Massacre of Northern Cheyenne
Christina Gish Hill, Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology and American Studies, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Discussant: Robert K. Hitchcock, Professor of Geography at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. and Advisory Board Member on the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Lincoln, Neb.
Register for this event.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018
9:30 A.M. - PEDAGOGY ROUNDTABLE: APPROACHING DIFFICULT TOPICS IN THE CLASSROOM
Moderator: Kierra Crago-Schneider, Program Officer, National Academic Programs, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United State Holocaust Memorial Museum
Jeremy Best, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Iowa State University
A’Jamal Byndon, Lecturer, Departments of History and Black Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Stephanie Hinnershitz, Assistant Professor of History, College of Letters and Sciences, Cleveland State University
Jay Irwin, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Graduate Program Chair, University of Nebraska Omaha
Steven Usitalo, Professor, Department of History, Sociology, Political Science, and Geography, Northern State University
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11:30 A.M. - LUNCH BREAK
1 P.M. USHMM CONSULTATION AND INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
This session will introduce attendees to the resources and programs offered by USHMM and allow participants to discuss the most effective programming for their campuses.
Kierra Crago-Schneider, Program Officer, National Academic Programs, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United State Holocaust Memorial Museum
Jake Newsome, Campus Outreach Program Officer, National Academic Programs, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United State Holocaust Memorial Museum
This symposium is made possible by a generous grant from the Robert and Myra Kraft Family Foundation to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Neb.
About the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possibly by generous donors. For more information, visit ushmm.org. The Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies supports scholarship and publications in the ﬁeld of Holocaust studies, promotes the growth of Holocaust studies at American universities, seeks to foster strong relationships between American and international scholars, collects Holocaust-related archival documents worldwide, and organizes programs to ensure the ongoing training of future generations of scholars. In carrying out its mission, the Mandel Center works together with the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
About the Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy
The Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) promotes and facilitates the scholarly study of the Holocaust and other genocides and provides students, faculty and community members the tools to assist in the prevention of crimes against humanity. We are dedicated to fostering and promoting greater collaboration between UNO and local community organizations through community engagement and commemorative activities, along with supporting student and faculty research that raises awareness of Holocaust and genocide history. More information can be found at cas.unomaha.edu/fried-academy.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.
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