Learning from the Germans Community Reading Program Launch

Learning from the Germans Community Reading Program Launch

Recorded LIVE on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Recently, we have witnessed significant reckonings with history and memorialization occurring against the backdrop of increasingly emboldened white nationalists and terror attacks. As social movements gain momentum in removing monuments to white supremacy and colonial genocide, it’s important to look back at how Germans confronted their past in the wake of the Second World War and the Holocaust. What were its successes and failures, and what can the German experience tell us today? Join us as we launch our Community Read of Susan Neiman’s Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil (2019). This is a three-installment program led by Neuberger professionals featuring guest speakers and culminating in a live talkback with the author. During the launch, the book’s prologue will be contextualized – it is recommended that participants obtain a copy of Learning from the Germans and read this part prior to the program. The program will be run through a bookclubz.com page, where participants will be able to discuss the book, access further readings, and vote on future Community Reads. Participants will register for an account through a provided link. Participation is free, but participants must obtain a copy of the book themselves.

Future Dates: Wednesday,  November18, 2020 @ 7:30 PM Dan Panneton and Dr. Carson Phillips from the Neuberger will lead conversation on Parts I and II of the book. They will be joined by Dr. Afua Cooper, a Professor at Dalhousie University and the Chair of the Scholarly Panel on Lord Dalhousie's Relationship to Race and Slavery, who will discuss the histories and commemoration of slavery and Black activism in Canada.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 @ 2PM Community Read will conclude with panel discussion featuring the author Dr. Susan Neiman and Dr. Karine Duhamel, the Director of Research for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

For more information, discussion questions, and readings, please sign up at: HERE.

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Recently, we have witnessed significant reckonings with history and memorialization occurring against the backdrop of increasingly emboldened white nationalists and terror attacks. As social movements gain momentum in removing monuments to white supremacy and colonial genocide, it’s important to look back at how Germans confronted their past in the wake of the Second World War and the Holocaust. What were its successes and failures, and what can the German experience tell us today? Join us as we launch our Community Read of Susan Neiman’s Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil (2019). This is a three-installment program led by Neuberger professionals featuring guest speakers and culminating in a live talkback with the author. During the launch, the book’s prologue will be contextualized – it is recommended that participants obtain a copy of Learning from the Germans and read this part prior to the program. The program will be run through a bookclubz.com page, where participants will be able to discuss the book, access further readings, and vote on future Community Reads. Participants will register for an account through a provided link. Participation is free, but participants must obtain a copy of the book themselves.

Future Dates: Wednesday,  November18, 2020 @ 7:30 PM Dan Panneton and Dr. Carson Phillips from the Neuberger will lead conversation on Parts I and II of the book. They will be joined by Dr. Afua Cooper, a Professor at Dalhousie University and the Chair of the Scholarly Panel on Lord Dalhousie's Relationship to Race and Slavery, who will discuss the histories and commemoration of slavery and Black activism in Canada.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 @ 2PM Community Read will conclude with panel discussion featuring the author Dr. Susan Neiman and Dr. Karine Duhamel, the Director of Research for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

For more information, discussion questions, and readings, please sign up at: HERE.


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