Beyond Alliances: The Jewish Role in Reshaping the Racial Landscape of Southern California
Sunday, May 20, 2012 : 3:00pm to 6:00pm
574 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free. Reservations required.
A symposium examines everything from 19th century Jewish-Chinese relations to 20th century Jewish-Mexican relations to the interactions of college students today.
This event will focus on the special role that Jews have played in reshaping the racial landscape of Southern California. Experts will offer unique perspectives on the racial and ethnic makeup of the region for Jewish activism, with a particular emphasis on historic relationships in the area around Los Angeles.
Following the symposium, there will be a discussion among the panelists and a Q&A with the audience.
- Philip Ethington, professor of History and Political Science at USC, and co-director of the USC Center for Transformative Scholarship
- Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, director of Hillel at UCLA
- Karen Wilson, research associate with the Mapping Jewish Los Angeles Project at UCLA, and researcher with the Jewish Homegrown History Project at USC
- Todd Presner, professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature at UCLA, and director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
Sponsored by the USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, and the Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel, with Support from the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Endowment