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Time: March 27, 2018, 7:00pm–9:00pm EDT

Ticket: Free, Registration Not Required

Location: University of Nebraska Omaha
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68162
United States

  • Students at the Genoa Indian School in 1910. The school educated Indian children forcibly taken from their family and tribes. Public Domain
  • Students at the Genoa Indian School in 1910. The school educated Indian children forcibly taken from their family and tribes. Public Domain

This panel discussion takes place during "Vectors of Violence: Persecution and Complacency in Nazi Germany and the Great Plains," an educational forum at The University of Nebraska Omaha. The educational forum brings together scholars, students, and community members to engage in meaningful dialogue on how, when, and why governments and ordinary people supported, complied with, ignored, or resisted targeted oppression and racial violence in different historical contexts. By exploring emerging research on the representation of historical persecution and violence, participants will examine the lasting impact of racism for communities in different historical contexts. This program is part of a wider outreach initiative to bring Holocaust studies into conversation with ethnic studies in the North American academy.

There will be a reception at 6 p.m.

Mark Celinscak, Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Executive Director, Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

Dorota Glowacka, Professor of Humanities, University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia
"Never Forget": Intersecting Memories of the Holocaust and the Settler Colonial Genocide in Canada

Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Professor of Political Science and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
An Unholy Trinity: Latinos, Immigration Policy, and State Violence

Christina Gish Hill, Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology and American Studies, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
“It Belonged to Us”: Public Responses to the Fort Robinson Massacre of Northern Cheyenne

Robert K. Hitchcock, Professor of Geography at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, and Advisory Board Member on the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Lincoln, Nebraska

For more information, please contact Dr. Kierra Crago-Schneider at or Kasey De Goey at 

Learn more abut the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center here.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Robert and Myra Kraft Family Foundation to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This event is also co-sponsored by the Sam & Frances Fried Holocaust & Genocide Academy in conjunction with the University of Nebraska Omaha.

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