Discussion on Racism, Genocide and Social Justice October 13

The Inclusion and Justice Committee of Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change program will host a panel discussion, After Such Knowledge, at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, October 13, in the Community Room of Antioch University New England (AUNE). The event is free and open to the public.

The panel’s title is from 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. Panelists will look at the question of individual and collective guardianship of intergenerational and personal experiences in racism, genocide and social justice.

Maxinne Leighton, Brenda Manuelito and Marcia Tate-Arunga, PhD in leadership and change students, are featured panelists. The panel also includes special guest, Dr. Henry “Hank” Knight, director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College, which offers the nation’s first undergraduate major in holocaust and genocide studies.

Knight is co-chair of the biennial Steven S. Weinstein Holocaust Symposium (formerly the Pastora Goldner Holocaust Symposium), which he co-founded with Leonard Grob of Fairleigh Dickenson University in 1996. He serves on the Church Relations Committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and several other national and international advisory committees related to holocaust studies.

The PhD in Leadership and Change program is part of Antioch University. An informational visiting day about the program will be held at AUNE October 15.