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Jewish Studies Program


Antisemitism

Understanding and Challenging Antisemitism

Friday, November 30, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

Is antisemitism prevalent enough among millennials or society to warrant class discussion? What does modern antisemitism look like? Is criticism of Israel antisemitism? Isn't there legislation to fight antisemitism on our campus? What should I be doing about antisemitism?

To help educators deal with questions like these, we will address issues of awareness (have I been exposed to antisemitic ideas or stereotypes?), content (what are the key elements of antisemitism and its history?), and teaching (how can I engage issues around antisemitism proactively or when they emerge?)

This workshop poses real world scenarios for participants to discuss in small groups. Groups will collaboratively discuss events that occurred in educational settings and the responses of the educators. Based on information provided, groups can construct single or multiple responses to the event. This focus on active knowledge linked to practice will hopefully create an important dialogue centered around challenging antisemitism.