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Hear My Story: Eric Ward

Eric Ward leaves us inspired – to learn more about each other, to lean in in a spirit of curiosity, to deepen our knowledge about topics that can often feel overwhelming and make time for conversations that will change us.

“I’m not going to ask folks to automatically accept this premise, but to wrestle with it. It is a premise that white nationalists neither create antisemitism, or islamophobia, nor do they bring it into our communities. They merely tap into the unconscious bias that already exists.”

– Eric Ward

Hear My Story episodes last about an hour, but when Eric paid us a visit, we didn’t want the conversation to end. Eric brought so much insight and valuable perspective to the table, and his relationship with our hosts, Jackie Congedo and Kevin Aldridge, came through in the most beautiful way. These three have a variety of life experiences, and each bring their own unique understanding of the impacts of prejudice and hate. Eric is an expert on the intersection of racism and antisemitism. We know you’ll leave this conversation more educated and inspired to stand for inclusion and justice in your own life. We did.

Episode Resources

Learn more about The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center

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Read more of Eric Ward’s work and find out more about him

NYTimes article mentioned

Understand the Great Replacement Theory

Read about the orgins of the anstisemitic propaganda underlying the Great Replacement Theory

Details on the documentary Eric is featured in

Our thanks to artist Erin Robinson for the use of her images

This episode made possible with generous support from the Cynthia & Harold Guttman Family. Find all the content in the Guttman Family Center for Storytelling here

Our gratitude to Margaret & Michael Valentine for their ongoing support of this series.



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