8 Upcoming Programs You Can’t Miss from the Holocaust & Humanity Center

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is committed to bringing you a robust line-up of digital programming throughout 2021. From film screenings to compelling Holocaust and humanity-related events, you will be sure to learn and engage in provoking conversations.

Here are 8 upcoming programs you don’t want to miss:

1. Holocaust Speaker Series

The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11 a.m., features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Upcoming speakers include Dr. Abraham Peck, Andrea Herzig, and survivor Conrad Weiner. Join us every Wednesday for moving testimony. Register now.

2. Hate at Home: Antisemitism and Why it Matters Today

Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 4:00 pm EST | Zoom

Join the Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati for “Hate at Home: Antisemitism and Why it Matters Today,” as we discuss how antisemitism has changed over time. From the Holocaust in Europe to contemporary antisemitism and hate in our own state, be inspired to combat antisemitism and other forms of extremism in your own communities. Register now.

3. The Kaleidoscope Showcase

Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Zoom

Join HHC, ish, and our partners for an interactive and artistic workshop showcasing the moving stories of Jews of Color and share your own Jewish stories. Get your free tickets at the link below and you’ll receive a Zoom link for the program. Learn more about the Kaleidoscope Showcase here. Questions? Please e-mail [email protected].

4. “My Name is Sara” Virtual Film Screening and Special Event

Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm – Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm 

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm, join us for an illuminating discussion about “My Name is Sara” with special guests Mickey Shapiro, Sara’s son and film executive producer; film director Steven Oritt; Dr. Stephen D. Smith, Finci-Viterbi Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation, and UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education; moderated by Jodi Elowitz, Director of Education and Engagement at the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. Register now.

5. Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation with Steve Luxenberg

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Zoom

Join author Steve Luxenberg for a talk and Q&A discussion on his critically-acclaimed 2019 book, Separate, a myth-shattering narrative of how a nation embraced “separation” and its pernicious consequences. Register now.

6. Oppression and Resistance in America’s World War II Concentration Camps

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 12:00 pm EST | Zoom

Many historians and Japanese Americans cite the loss of US citizenship rights as the biggest injustice of the camps, and many believe cooperation and not resistance was the norm. Join Dr. Gary Okihiro, Professor Emeritus of international and public affairs at Columbia University and a Visiting Professor of American studies at Yale University, as he outlines the nature of the oppression in that historical experience, and the resistance posed to those oppressive acts. Register now.

7. Italian Internment During World War II and the Limits of Racism in America

Even before the United States and Italy went to war, various fascist and anti-fascist efforts impacted Italian Americans. During the war over a half a million Italian citizens living in the United States (not American citizens) had to register as enemy aliens, thousands were forced to resettle, and a small number were interned. In the same era Italian soldiers and merchant marines were imprisoned throughout the United States. Dr. Laura Ruberto, Humanities professor at Berkeley City College, will reflect on how political pressure, cultural visibility, and an emerging position of whiteness helped build public acceptance of this immigrant community. Register now.

8. An Evening with Samantha Power: Discussing “The Education of an Idealist”

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Zoom

Join the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center for a virtual conversation with Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations. In this intimate and thought-provoking dialogue, Samantha Power will discuss her New York Times-bestselling memoir, The Education of an Idealist, and offer insight on a range of pressing global issues. Register now.

ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal, HHC educates more than 200,000 community members through its educational initiatives, innovative digital and in-person programs, virtual tours and partnerships. For more information, visit www.holocaustandhumanity.org