Antisemetism and Racism In a Moment of Reckoning Two-Day Symposium

How do racism and antisemitism overlap and where do they diverge and why? The public debate in the US and Europe alongside the widespread initiatives that underpin the current moment of reckoning with the legacies and ramifications of racism have insufficiently captured the complex relation of Jews to White majority society and the pervasive nature of antisemitism. How have different scholars, activists and educators engaged with this issue? What are constructive ways we can better deal with antisemitism in anti-racist scholarship and practice? How has antisemitism and the Jewish experience been included or excluded in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on US campuses?

Roundtable 1: Historical, Legal, and Theoretical Perspectives
Monday, November 8
Tony Michels (History, UW Madison)
Joshua Shanes (Jewish Studies, College of Charleston)
Keith Kahn-Harris (Sociologist, Leo Baeck College, London)
Claudia Bruns (History and Cultural Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin)
Moderator: Jonathan Judaken (Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities at Rhodes College)

Roundtable 2: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Work and Antisemitism on US Campuses
Tuesday, November 9
Chair: Malinda Lindquist (UMN, History, CLA Associate Dean for Equity and Diversity)
Amna Khalid (History, Carleton College)
Jeffrey Aaron Snyder (Education, Carleton College)
Erin Darby (Religious Studies, University of Tennessee)
Natan Paradise (Associate Director, Center for Jewish Studies, University of Minnesota)


9th November 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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