37th Annual Holocaust & Genocide Lecture Series, Spring 2020

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Spring 2020 Schedule

January 21 - May 12, 2020
Tuesdays from 4:00PM-5:50PM in
Warren Auditorium (Ives Hall 101)

SSU Students

POLS 307, Perspectives on the Holocaust and Genocide counts as upper-division General Education credit under GE category D5.

Lecture Series Coordinator

Professor Diane Parness

Sponsors

The Holocaust Lecture Series is sponsored by the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, The Paul V. Benko Holocaust Education Endowment, the Armenian Genocide Memorial Lecture Fund, the Adele Zygielbaum Endowment, the Thomas Family Foundation, the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, the Sonoma State Students’ Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Fund and the Jewish Community Federation (JCF) of San Francisco, the Peninsula,Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Parking

A daily parking permit ($5.00) is required 24hrs. Daily permits are not valid in reserve lots. Some permit machines accept quarters only.

Video Archives

Many of our lectures are archived on the Holocaust Lecture Series playlist on YouTube.

Spring 2020 Schedule Of Lectures

 

January 21: THE HOLOCAUST IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Professor Stephen Bittner, Ph.D., Sonoma State University

 

January 28: BIG SONIA (Documentary film about Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski)

Morrie Warshawski, Holocaust descendant

 

February 4: HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS: THE NEXT GENERATIONS

Rena Victor, Professor Susan Victor, Ed.D., Sonoma State University and Micah Victor Lesch Sylvia G. Sucher Memorial Lecture Underwritten by Myrna Goodman and Arline Thomas

 

February 11: JAPANESE INTERNMENT: PERSONAL STORIES OF MASS IMPRISONMENT

Sam Mihara

 

February 18: “THE IRISH NEED TO KNOW THEIR PLACE:” FAMINE, IRELAND, AND THE POLITICS OF FOOD

Professor Kathleen Noonan, Ph.D., Sonoma State University

 

February 25: REFUGEES, CLIMATE CHANGE AND CONFLICT

Professor Alex Alvarez, Ph.D., Northern Arizona University

 

March 3: THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Professor Sergio La Porta, Ph.D., CSU Fresno Armenian Studies Program

Armenian Genocide Memorial Lecture

 

March 10: CONFRONTING ARMENIAN GENOCIDE DENIAL: IS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ENOUGH?

Maral N. Attallah, Distinguished Lecturer, Humboldt State University

 

March 17: SPRING BREAK (campus closed)

 

March 24: AMERICAN GENOCIDE

Professor Benjamin Madley, Ph.D., UCLA Robert L. Harris Memorial Lecture

Underwritten by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

 

March 31: CESAR CHAVEZ DAY (campus closed)

 

April 7: BECOMING EVIL

Professor James Waller, Ph.D., Cohen Endowed Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College Underwritten by Pearl & David Furman in memory of Murray & Ruth Mruvka and Gussie & Edward Furman

 

April 14: EAST TIMOR: ITS TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH

Professor Steve Zunes, Ph.D., University of San Francisco

 

April 21: REFUGEES, REBELS, AND SLAVES: GENOCIDE IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Professor Ashley Greene, Ph.D., Keene State College

Adele Zygielbaum Memorial Lecture

 

April 28: GENOCIDE IN BOSNIA

Irfan Mirza, Voices of the Bosnian Genocide

 

May 5: THE GENOCIDE AGAINST THE TUTSI IN RWANDA

Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwandan Ambassador to the United States; Liliane Pari Umuhoza, Tutsi Genocide Survivor and founder, Women’s Genocide Survivors Retreat; and Ndahiro Bazimya, Tutsi Genocide Descendant Alexandre Kimenyi

Memorial Lecture Underwritten by Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana & Chiaya Rawlins