Newswise — New York University will host “Anti-Semitism and Hate in America: A Teach-In with NYU Faculty,” on Wed., Nov. 14, 3-4:30 p.m. at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, screening room (53 Washington Sq. South [betw. Sullivan and Thompson Sts.]).
The attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh – the largest incident of violence against Jews in American history – comes at a time of increased hate-based rhetoric and violence in the United States.
The teach-in will feature NYU faculty whose scholarship focuses on anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination. It will be devoted to analyzing the attack on the synagogue and other instances of anti-Jewish violence both in its relation to the long history of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism and in relation to the recent rise of racism, xenophobia, and hate-based violence in the United States. Participating faculty are as follows: Robert Chazan, Professor of Jewish History Hasia Diner, Professor of American Jewish History Xavier Pickett, Professor, Program in Religious Studies Annette Yoshiko Reed, Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
The teach-in is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please click here: http://bit.ly/2T9MLh9.
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