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September 2018

Bridges for Crossing Boundaries (150 Victory Blvd, Staten Island)

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Intersections of Jewish & Black Experiences In Music, Art and Film

Featuring:
George Tarr, Liberian Filmmaker
Performance by Anthony Turner, Prof. of Voice, Wagner College
Laura Morowitz, Art History
Fern Zagor, Second Generation survivor
Explore the culture of Jewish and African refugee families, and their journey to America, past and present, as part of a larger dialogue on race, art and social responsibility.

Refreshments served.

Location: CANVAS Art Institute, 150 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10301

October 2018

Second Generation Roundtable

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What do we want to give back--for our sake and our parents?

Dialogue moderated by Elizabeth Weintraub, LMSW and Sue Lob, M.S. Social Work
Organized by the WCHC 2G Committee: Manny Saks, Beth and husband Siegel-Graf, Rachel Borenstein.

RSVP Required. Continental breakfast served.

Voices/Voci: Italian Jewish Exiles

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Gianna Pontercoboli, Italian-born journalist, U.N. correspondent, and author of "Americordo: The Italian Jewish Exiles in America." Forced to leave by rising persecution, 1,000 Italian Jews came to America to continue their work, from mathematics to music. Pontercoboli retraces their strategies to secure a visa, weave networks of support and confront fascism and anti-fascism in the U.S. Four of those who remained in America won the Nobel prize, while others built enduring bridges between America and Italy.

November 2018

2nd Generation Holocaust Stories

November 1 @ 11:20 am - 12:50 pm

Join Dr. Ludwig's SO 320 class and the Holocaust Education Center as 2nd Generation family members affected by the Holocaust share the stories of their parents. Stories will be videod for SI Community TV broadcast.

Young Refugee Voices, Then and Now

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join speaker Jane Marks Hart, journalist and author of "The Hidden Children: Secret Survivors of the Holocaust," a ground-breaking series of interviews on youth and trauma in Nazi Europe that inspired her to work with other at-risk youth in shelters and prisons. This dialogue will explore how the Holocaust affected youth and children, and our concerns today. Presented by President Richard Guarasci as part of the 3rd annual Egon J. Salmon and Family Commemoration of Kristallnacht and the doomed voyage of the S.S. St. Louis.

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