Voices on Antisemitism features a broad range of perspectives about antisemitism and hatred. This podcast featured dozens of guests over its ten-year run.
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Rabbi Gila Ruskin
December 21, 2009
At the age of 50, Rabbi Gila Ruskin left her pulpit position to teach Jewish studies at an urban-Baltimore Catholic school with a historically African American student body. The experience led Ruskin to appreciate the many ways that Jews and African Americans can come together through a shared history of oppression and, she says, a commitment to prophetic ideals.
October 22, 2009
As a researcher for Microsoft and a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, danah boyd looks at how young people interact with social network sites, like Facebook and MySpace. Her research has led her to develop interesting observations about the nature of hate speech on the internet and tactics for combating it.
September 10, 2009
Although there is not a single Jewish person living in the area British Member of Parliament John Mann represents, he believes it absolutely proper that he serves as chair of the British Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism.
July 16, 2009
As a senior in high school, Rebecca Dupas took part in a program sponsored by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, called Bringing the Lessons Home. The program teaches young people about the Holocaust, so that they can help spread understanding about the dangers of hatred and prejudice.
July 3, 2009
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum mourns the tragic death of Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns, who died heroically in the line of duty on June 10, 2009, protecting our visitors and staff. This episode of Voices on Antisemitism with Scott Simon ran originally on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday.
April 23, 2009
In 1996, David Pilgrim established the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University in Michigan. As the university's Chief Diversity Officer and a professor of sociology, one of Pilgrim's goals is to use objects of intolerance to teach about tolerance.
Beverly E. Mitchell
December 18, 2008
In Plantations and Death Camps: Religion, Ideology, and Human Dignity, Beverly Mitchell looks at the history both of the Holocaust and of slavery in the U.S. to see what lessons about human dignity can be learned.
November 20, 2008
Tad Stahnke believes that discrimination can exist in any society, and affect any individual. Everyone has an interest—and a responsibility—to confront violence and prejudice in our communities.
October 9, 2008
As a lawyer defending victims of South Africa's apartheid government, Albie Sachs was harassed, jailed without trial and eventually driven into exile. After the fall of apartheid, President Nelson Mandela appointed Sachs to South Africa's Constitutional Court.
Capers Funnye, Jr.
September 25, 2008
When he was 17 years old, Capers Funnye's minister encouraged him to become a preacher. Today, Funnye is a spiritual leader—the rabbi at Beth Shalom Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation in Chicago.