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Human Rights & the Museum Series
Planting New Roots: Picturing Jewish and Native Migration Narratives in the Museum
Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 4:00pm EDT
This presentation explores how museums and historical centers showcase exhibitions about the past migrations of different populations, including how events of the past affect them today. For many Jewish Americans, the Holocaust and the resulting migration out of Europe plays a central role in defining their identities today. The forced migrations and other atrocities committed against Indigenous people of the United States living in what is now called Oklahoma has had a similarly profound impact. Join Kathryn Lloyd, Senior Director of Programs & Interpretation at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and Stacey Halfmoon, Senior Director of The Choctaw Cultural Center, for a conversation celebrating the power of survival and points of connection between two seemingly different groups of peoples, as well as the disparate struggles they faced on their paths to carve out communities in contemporary America.
This event is co-sponsored by the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Queensborough Community College’s Gallery and Museum Studies Program.