Places of Remembrance: Legislation and Human Rights in the Third Reich and the U.S. Today
Date: 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT April 18 Location: Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
This presentation is based on the Holocaust memorial Places of Remembrance (Orte des Erinnerns) in Berlin, Germany, which displays over 90 anti-Semitic laws passed in Berlin between 1933 and 1945.
Participants will have an opportunity to consider the legislative and social processes, including the slow passage of dehumanizing laws, which led to an environment in which full-scale genocide could take place in Europe a short 70 years ago.
Through the interactive process of reading through the anti-semitic laws that were passed, we’ll engage in conversations about the possible reasons behind the legislation and the subsequent social effects.
Participants will also examine how these processes compare and differ in the U.S. today, and what we can do now to stand against dehumanizing legislation.
This workshop is part of the Portland United Against Hate training series and is free and open to the public.
Accessibility Needs and Accommodations: This workshop location is wheelchair accessible. Please note any additional accessibility needs (including ASL interpretation or non-english language translation) you may have during your registration. We encourage registrants to make our office aware of any requests no later than two weeks before the workshop date. While we will make an effort to secure accommodations upon short notice, we cannot guarantee they will be available.
Details & Registration
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
Presenter: April Slabosheski, MA
About the Presenter
April Slabosheski, MA oversees educational programming and outreach related to Holocaust and Jewish history at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. She holds an MA in Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan and a BS in Community Education and Engagement from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. April has worked at OJMCHE since 2014 and recently curated one of OJMCHE’s core exhibits titled The Holocaust, an Oregon Perspective. Prior to moving to Portland, she worked at cultural and educational institutions in the Midwest including the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, and the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum. She has researched public history and memory through the National Historic Landmark program in the U.S. and with the Leo Baeck Institute in Berlin, Germany.
This project is supported by the City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Management and Finance, Special Appropriations for Portland United Against Hate. The content is solely the responsibility of the grantee and does not necessarily represent the official views of the City of Portland.
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