As we enter 2021, the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is committed to bringing you a robust line-up of digital programming. From film screenings to compelling Holocaust and humanity-related events, you will be sure to learn and engage in provoking conversations.
Here are 9 events you can’t miss this month:
The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, January 13 at 11 a.m. via Zoom with Vivian and Monroe Price. Register now.
Throughout Cincinnati’s Jewish history, individuals and organizations have stepped up to serve the Jewish community. With the rise of Nazism, Jewish organizations and individuals aided Jews in Europe, and in the aftermath of the war, they continued to serve Holocaust survivors who arrived in Cincinnati. Learn about this history and hear from Tulane Chartock, a social worker who assisted Jewish refugees in Cincinnati in the post-war period, during this enlightening digital program on Thursday, January 14, at 11 a.m. Register now.
This virtual summit is an opportunity for youth in our local community and across the country to come together to be inspired and motivated by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Young leaders from high school to university level will host conversations about the current state of America, how youth see themselves in this country and what they’re doing to create change. The summit, on Sunday, January 17, at 3 p.m., will include oral presentations, a question and answer segment, and entertainment performed by local youth. Register now.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition provides programing to honor Dr. King and amplify the voices of our community demanding justice and an end to racism. These voices carry the same messages that Dr. King called for: an end to police violence against People of Color; voting rights for all people; and economic and racial justice. Join in a day of activities on Monday, January 18, starting at 10:30 a.m. See the full schedule here.
One of America’s most fascinating museums is housed inside Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia uses racist objects of intolerance to teach tolerance and promote social justice, examining the historical patterns of race relations and the origins and consequences of racist depictions. The aim is to engage visitors in open and honest dialogues about this country’s racial history. Founder and curator, Dr. David Pilgrim has said, “We are not afraid to talk about race and racism; we are afraid not to.” Join Dr. Pilgrim this MLK Day, January 18, at 3 p.m., in a discussion about race, racism and the Jim Crow Museum. Learn about their teaching methods and the belief in the triumph of dialogue. Register now.
Hear from three upstanders, Keloni Parks (Ke), Dr. Anne Delano Steinert, and Dr. Rebecca Wingo, preserving history in Cincinnati’s West End, Over-the-Rhine, and beyond through oral history projects, museums, and community-based history projects on Tuesday, January 19, at 12 p.m. This discussion will illuminate the vital work of making history publicly accessible and of carrying forward the stories of diverse community members. Register now.
During this time of heightened racial and ethnic divisions and tensions in our nation, this presentation rests on how the making and construction of this anthology provides will people with selected readings that encourage a more fruitful, informative, and open dialogue about race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States. This presentation, on Tuesday, January 19, at 6 p.m., also will explore the vast impact of immigrants to the economic, political, and social systems of the nation, as well as modern attitudes and perceptions toward ethnic and immigrant populations.” Register now.
The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, January 20 at 11:00 am via Zoom with Ruth Barnett. Register now.
Nine-year-old Anna is too busy with schoolwork and friends to notice Hitler’s face glaring from posters plastered all over 1933 Berlin. But when her father suddenly vanishes, and the family is secretly hurried out of Germany, Anna begins to understand life will never be the same. What follows is a courageous adventure full of fear and uncertainty, as Anna and her family navigate unfamiliar lands, and cope with the challenges of being refugees. 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.