Panel Discussion Regarding Experiences Surrounding Racism, Genocide and Social Justice

The Inclusion and Justice Committee of Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change Program hosted the panel discussion entitled, After Such Knowledge, Thursday, October 13th at 6:15pm in The Community Room of Antioch University New England, 40 Avon Street, Keene, New Hampshire 03431. The event was free and open to the public.

Taken from the title of a ground breaking work by Eva Hoffman, a child of Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust with the help of neighbors, but whose entire family perished, the panel will look at the question of individual and collective guardianship of intergenerational and personal experiences surrounding racism, genocide and social justice. Through personal narrative and scholarly reflection, the panel will examine how history and trauma can be carried from the past and brought into the light of the present with the objective of transforming understanding of self and other through a shared past that has more often than not shattered trust in humanity.

Featured panelists will include PhD in Leadership and Change students Maxinne Leighton, Brenda Manuelito and Marcia Tate-Arunga. Additionally, the panel will welcome special guest, Dr. Henry “Hank” Knight, Director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College. Dr. Henry Knight is the Director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College and teaches in the College’s academic program, offering the nation’s first undergraduate major in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Knight is also co-chair of the biennial Steven S. Weinstein Holocaust Symposium (formerly the Pastora Goldner Holocaust Symposium) that he and Leonard Grob of Fairleigh Dickenson University co-founded in 1996. He serves on the Church Relations Committee of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC and several other national and international advisory committees related to Holocaust Studies. Knight earned his B.A. in English from the University of Alabama and his M.Div. and D. Min degrees from Emory University where he concentrated in theology and hermeneutics.

For further details and/or questions contact Leslee Creighton: [email protected]

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