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Broad Perspectives: Confronting Painful Pasts in our Polarized Times

November 2, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Part of our Broad Perspectives Speaker Series co-presented with the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University

with Dr. Annie Polland, President of the Tenement Museum and Daniel Greene, Curator, US Holocaust Memorial Museum and leader of the Holocaust education component of the White House National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism; moderated by Dr. Lila Corwin-Berman, Director of the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and Professor of History at Temple University.

How do we connect with and learn from our history? How should we respond to efforts to cover up episodes of our nation’s past? Join us as we gain a deeper understanding of our country’s legacy of enslavement and exploitation based on race, religion, class, and country of origin. We will discuss present-day controversies about the narrative of history and explore the intersection of antisemitism with other forms of discrimination.

Thank you to the Alfred & Helen O. Sellers Fund for its support.

Register at bit.ly/broadperspectives.

PROMPT: Object Memories & Histories 

If you could choose one object to tell a story about your past or your family’s history, what would it be?  

Help us create a pop-up exhibit by jotting down your object—and, if you’d like, a sentence or two about it—on the index cards. As you do, check out what others have posted, and view the slide show of a few objects connected to tonight’s program.  

If you’re inspired, upload a picture of your object and your story to “Your Story, Our Story,” a digital gallery featuring objects that tell stories of American immigration and migration. (https://yourstory.tenement.org/

This event is part of the Broad Perspectives Series presented in partnership with the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University. From their homes on Broad Street, Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and Congregation Rodeph Shalom present a series of public conversations about the lines that divide and connect us. Each event features the voices of people who are working to build a just and equal world that values BROAD PERSPECTIVES.


November 2, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Congregation Rodeph Shalom
615 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States
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