Interfaith Lunch: The Uses and Abuses of Remembrance in Troubled Times: Remembering as an Act of Resistance

Professor Karen Remmler will share her reflections at Interfaith Lunch this week as the Jewish High Holidays begin.  This 10-day period is known as the Days of Awe, as well as the Days of Remembering; Professor Remmler will engage us in a conversation about resisting racism through rituals of remembering. 

Public encounters with Civil War monuments are fostering dialogues about alternative forms of memorializing emotionally charged events of the past. Who gets to be remembered and by whom? What are the underlying opportunities for dialogue in the midst of controversy and pain over conflicting expressions of commemoration? What can we learn about resisting antisemitism and other forms of racism through rituals of remembering?