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Anti-Semitism and Politics: Discussion and Community Meal
November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
Join the Wilson Center for a discussion of anti-Semitism and American politics with Professor of History Nathan Godfried, Chair of Political Science Amy Fried, and Executive Director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine Shenna Bellows over a free home-cooked (vegetarian) meal at the Wilson Center.
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According to the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitic incidents in America surged by nearly 60% in 2017, including the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and four documented cases in Maine. The accused mass-murderer at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh was likely motivated by racism and anti-Semitic ideology. More recently, President Trump accused Jews of “disloyalty” for voting for Democrats and Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) was widely condemned for similar remarks about allegiance to a foreign state.
How did we get here? What’s going on? And what can we do to eliminate hate from our public life?
Sponsored by Judaic Studies and the Wilson Center.