About This Event
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS
Hate: Reflections and Action with panelists George Critchlow, J.D.; Michael DeLand, Ph.D.; and Shannon Dunn, Ph.D.,
Reception at 6:30, program begins at 7:00
This event is part of the Americans and the Holocaust Exhibit, March 19-April 27 in the Foley Library, Cowles Rare Reading Room, 3rd Floor. Free parking is available on the 3rd and 4th floor of the BARC (Boone Avenue Retail Center) Parking garage off of N. Hamilton Street. The event is in partnership with the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force. For more information, see www.gonzaga.edu/holocaustexhibit
This lecture introduces the exhibit and explores why people will find it inspiring. The panel offers an interdisciplinary approach to examining the topic of hate from legal, sociological, and religious perspectives, engaging the collective memory and our understanding of the violence of the Holocaust. Few people in this area may be familiar with America’s role in the Holocaust. Moreover, so many Americans labor under the illusion that they would have done the right thing in similar circumstances. They would not have tolerated (much less supported) the Nazis. As Civil Rights attorney Bryan Stevenson argues, this is why museums and exhibits are both so very powerful and so essential to maintaining an accurate and compelling public history. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect and be compelled to ask themselves – what can I do in today’s context? Organized by the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies with the Foley Library and in collaboration with the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force.