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Continuing Education

Places of Remembrance: Legislation and Human Rights in the Third Reich and the U.S. Today

Date: 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT April 23 Location: Oregon Jewish Museum, 724 NW Davis St

Oregon Jewish Museum, 724 NW Davis St

This presentation centers around 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 up against dehumanizing legislation.

Workshop Details & Registration

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $30, includes 2 CEUs, PDUs or Washington Clock Hours. Lewis & Clark Alumni receive 20% off.

School-based Mentors and Supervisors: Free. Please contact to register

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About the Instructor

Shannon Fleischman is an educator at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. She recently completed a contract at the de Young museum in San Francisco where she authenticated, dated, catalogued, and photographed over 500 pieces from a private donor. In the Summer of 2015, Shannon completed an internship at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she helped research an exhibit, rehouse donated materials, and date historic pieces.

She served as the Research Assistant for the Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project in 2016, where she researched individuals of Jewish heritage that contributed to the history of Las Vegas, as well as archiving their photographs, papers, and oral histories.

She completed her PhD in History with an emphasis on Public History at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Throughout her PhD coursework, Shannon taught history to undergraduate students, included comparing the US Constitution to the Weimar Republic.

Shannon’s personal research focused on material culture history and history of memory. She is certified and has collected Oral Histories from a variety of people including Liberace’s costume designers to union leaders for the Culinary Union in Las Vegas. Shannon co-curated an exhibit with her advisor entitled: Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful: Liberace and the Art of Costume which ran for over a year at the Cosmo Hotel in Las Vegas. She also co-curated an exhibit highlighting the Culinary Union in Las Vegas entitled Line in the Sand: The Power, People, and Progress of the Culinary Union.

She holds a Master’s degree in Secondary Education with a focus on Social Studies from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s degree in History from Claremont Graduate University in 2013.

About the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education explores the legacy of the Jewish experience in Oregon and teaches the universal lessons of the Holocaust. Through exhibitions, programs, educational resources, and opportunities for intercultural conversation, OJMCHE challenges its visitors to resist indifference and discrimination and to envision a just and inclusive world. From its humble start as a “museum without walls” OJMCHE has become a vital part of Portland’s cultural landscape. Within their museum space in Northwest Portland, their exhibitions and programs celebrate and explore, in the broadest terms, Jewish contributions to world culture and ideas, issues of identity and the forces of prejudice. 

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