Monday October 28, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM CDT
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University of Memphis, University Center 
505 Zach H. Curlin Street
Memphis, TN 38152

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Danielle Kahane-Kaminsky
Tennessee Holocaust Commission

From Swastika to Jim Crow

The Tennessee Holocaust Commission (THC) is proud to announce the 2013 Holocaust Education Conference, which is scheduled to take place on Monday, October 28, 2013 from 8:00 am—3:30 pm on the University of Memphis Campus in the University Center Conference Room. This year’s program will feature the documentary film “From Swastika to Jim Crow,” which tells the little-known story of two very different cultures that share a common burden of oppression.  This is the story of Jewish intellectuals who were able to escape Nazi Germany and immigrate to the U.S. where they were confronted with anti-Semitism and public distrust.  This group ultimately sought refuge in an unlikely place; the traditionally-black colleges of the segregated South.  Securing teaching positions, these scholars came to form lasting relationships with their students, and made significant contributions to the communities they served.  The film is based on the book by Gabrielle Simon Edgcomb.

Dr. Joyce Ladner, the first female president of Howard University and a participant in the film, will serve as our keynote speaker. Her work has been foundational to our understanding of the strengths of black mothers and families, and articulated in her groundbreaking books Tomorrow’s Tomorrow and The Ties That Bind.

  • Registration:To register as a teacher please click the Teachers Register Now button below or on the frame located to the left side of this page.  To register students Click Here, once filled please send it to Ariana Ramos at ariana.ramos@vanderbilt.edu.
  • Lunch:  Lunch will not be provided as part of the conference.   We encourage participants to eat at the Food Court located on the first floor of the University Center. Click Here for a listing of lunch recommendations.
  • Parking: Two parking options are available to conference participants at The University of Memphis. Click Here to access a campus parking map.

Parking Option #1: Park in the Zach Curlin Parking Garage located at 505 Zach H. Curlin Street, Memphis, TN 38152 .  The fee is $12.00 for the entire day.
Parking Option #2:  Purchase a parking pass allowing you to park in the general parking lots on campus for $2.00 for the entire day.  To receive this $2.00 parking pass you must go to the Traffic and Parking office and pay to receive the parking pass.

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