SFA: The Limits and Necessities of ‘Never Again’: The Holocaust and Injustice Today

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Join us for this live, online virtual event featuring  Dr. Danny Cohen

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Time: 7/28, noon Eastern Time (US and Canada)https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/94419150529?pwd=bUQ2RUR2WXdQN0poSnhHdkNKaHJSUT09

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What do we mean when we say ‘Never Again?’ What are the limitations and benefits of comparing racism and human rights violations today with events of the Holocaust?

In this community workshop, we will think critically about how intergenerational memory and inherited trauma can require us to make urgent comparisons between the Holocaust and ongoing atrocities. And we will consider lessons that the Holocaust holds for understanding perpetratorship, bystanderism, survivorship, and resistance.

Drawing on the testimony of Michael Bauer, the gay son of Jewish Holocaust survivors who lived through the AIDS Crisis, we will ask: When is it okay to draw comparisons and connections between Holocaust history and injustice today?

Join us for this interactive online workshop led by Unsilence, co-facilitated by Unsilence founder Dr. Danny M. Cohen and Unsilence educator Sammi Oberman. Hosted by the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. Presented by the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida.

We encourage you to read Michael Bauer’s interactive testimony before the workshop, however it is not required to participate: www.unsilence.org/the-son

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About our Speaker

Dr. Danny M. Cohen is the Founder and Interim Executive Director of Unsilence. He is a learning scientist, a fiction writer, and a human rights artist with a passion for innovative design.

​A Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Professor of Instruction at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy and The Crown Family Center for Jewish & Israel Studies, Danny teaches about collective memories of atrocity, the design of Holocaust education, and marginalized narratives of human rights.

Danny is an author of human rights fiction for young adults. His published works include the choose-your-own-pathway mystery The 19th Window and the historical novel Train, a Teacher Fellows selected text of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

A governor-appointed member of the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission, Danny sits on the editorial advisory board of the journal The Holocaust in History and Memory. He was a Faculty Fellow of the Auschwitz Jewish Center and he designed the pedagogical track of the inaugural docent training program of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

​Originally from London, Danny lives in Chicago with his husband and their daughter. He’s also a singer in the folk-rock band They Won’t Win.

Program generously sponsored in part by: Matt & Shane Broffman and Andrew Snyder.

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Jul 28 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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