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February 17 Community Forum: "Her Story Must Be Told: Women in the Holocaust"

January 29, 2015

Category: Events, Religion & Philosophy

holocaustwomen.jpgDr. Racelle Weiman has received international acclaim and numerous awards for her innovative and thought provoking work in the fields of Holocaust studies, Prejudice Reduction and Tolerance Education, and Inter-religious Relations.

Dr. Weiman's work includes: establishing institutes and education centers, serving as curator of interactive and multimedia exhibits, producing documentary films, consulting for government entities, serving as project director for global advocacy programs, and developing curricula that focus on human rights and Holocaust studies. As a specialist in teacher training, professional development, and global networks, she often appears on radio, TV and in the print media. She has lectured or consulted in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Dr. Weiman served on the faculty of University of Haifa, Israel and Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati prior to accepting her current position as Director of Global Education at the Dialogue Institute at Temple University, Philadelphia.

racelleweinman2.jpgAt the next Catawba College Community Forum on February 17, 2015, Dr. Weiman will reveal some of the amazing stories of women who stood up and stood out against the genocidal policies of Nazi Germany from 1933-1945. These unsung heroes in the USA, Europe and elsewhere were at the forefront of a battle against the inhumanity represented by the Holocaust. At the same time, these women, often unknown and unrecognized, were leading the campaign for human rights and dignity for all—including equality for women at all levels of society.

In her talk, Dr. Weiman will touch on famous women in American politics and journalism as well as on some aspects of Jewish history and culture. She will also speak about the current crises for women in Syria, Iraq, and Africa.

Come to the next Catawba College Community Forum on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall for an informed discussion of some critically important human history and how the lessons learned from that history apply to situations that we face in the world today. Admission, as always, is free.