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Gross Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies Events Spring 2019

Thursday, February 14, 10 a.m.
Ramapo College, H-Wing Auditorium (H 129)
From Swastika to Jim Crow (2000)
Screening of a documentary about refugee scholars who taught in historically black colleges in segregated south
Steven Fischler, producer

Thursday, February 28, 12 p.m.
Ramapo College, H-Wing Auditorium (H 129)
“What! Still Alive?!” Jewish Survivors in Poland and Israel Remember Homecoming
Dr. Monika Rice, Director of Holocaust and Genocide Studies Programs
Gratz College, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, March 7, 12 p.m.
Ramapo College, H-Wing Auditorium (H 129)
A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism
Dr. Paul Hanebrink, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Thursday, April 4, 10 a.m.
Ramapo College, H-Wing Auditorium (H 129); re-scheduled from last spring
Film Screening: 1945 (Hungary, 2017; Directed by Ferenc Török)
Hungarian (with English subtitles)

Thursday, April 25, 12 p.m.
Ramapo College, H-Wing Auditorium (H 129)
Flight from German Oppression: Lodz, Arkhangelsk, Teheran, Tel-Aviv, & Paterson
Victor Borden, M.D.

Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m.
Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalom (280 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, NJ 07430)
A Commemorative Concert: Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
The Adult Choir of Beth Haverim Shir Shalom

Wednesday, May 22, 9 a.m-3 p.m.
Ramapo College, Trustees Pavilion (PAV1-3)
Gumpert Teachers Workshop
In cooperation with and supported by the N.J. State Commission on Holocaust Education
Ethnic Cleansing: When does it Become Genocide?

Readings at Ramapo Series Events Spring 2019

February 4, 2019 1:00-2:00 pm; York Room : Nomi Stone

Nomi Stone is the author of the poetry collections Kill Class (Tupelo Press, forthcoming 2019) and Stranger’s Notebook (TriQuarterly Books, 2008). She earned an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University. A former Fulbright scholar in creative writing in Tunisia, she has received poetry fellowships and grants from the Vermont Studio Center and the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, and she has won a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review and The Best American Poetry. Stone is a postdoctoral research fellow in Anthropology at Princeton University.

February 21, 2019 1:00-2:00 pm; Location TBD: Michael Martone

Michael Martone’s most recent books are Brooding essays, The Moon Over Wapakoneta: Fictions and Science Fictions from Indiana and Beyond, and Memoranda. Winesburg, Indiana,  Four for a Quarter, Not Normal, llinois: Peculiar Fiction from the Flyover, Racing in Place: Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins, a collection of essays, and Double-wide, his collected early stories, Michael Martone, a memoir in contributor’s notes, Unconventions, Writing on Writing, and Rules of Thumb, edited with Susan Neville, are other titles in print. He is also the author of The Blue Guide to Indiana, published by FC2. The University of Georgia Press published his book of essays, The Flatness and Other Landscapes, winner of the AWP Award for Nonfiction, in 2000. With Robin Hemley, he edited Extreme Fiction. With Lex Williford, he edited The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. Martone is the author of five other books of short fiction including Seeing Eye, Pensées: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle, Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler’s List, Safety Patrol, and Alive and Dead in Indiana. He has edited two collections of essays about the Midwest: A Place of Sense: Essays in Search of the Midwest and Townships: Pieces of the Midwest. His stories and essays have appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, Story, Antaeus, North American Review, Benzene, Epoch, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, Third Coast, Shenandoah, Bomb, and other magazines. A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Martone has won numerous awards and recognitions, including the Mark Twain Award by The Society for the Study  of Midwestern Literature. He teaches at the University of Alabama.

April 22, 2019 1:00-2:00 PM; Pavilion 1 & 2 :Tim Seibles

Tim Seibles is the author of six collections of poetry, including Body Moves (1988), Hurdy-Gurdy(1992), Hammerlock (1999), Buffalo Head Solos (2004), and Fast Animal (2012), which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, received the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and was nominated for a 2012 National Book Award. His latest work of poetry, One Turn Around the Sun was published by Etruscan Press in 2017. His poems has been published in the Indiana Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Cortland Review, Ploughshares Massachusetts Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and numerous other literary journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry. Seibles lives and teaches at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.