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Build Solidarity to fight Anti-Semitism and Racism: An Attack on One is an Attack on All
Sunday, October 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pmFree
The Tree of Life Synagogue Massacre on October 27, 2018 has cast an indelible stain on the history of Pittsburgh. Its first anniversary is marked with this panel discussion by historians and activists reviewing both our country’s tainted history and effective community responses to race-bating, hate-mongering, and systematic discrimination.
How are we to understand this upsurge of murderous hatred against Jewish people and against people of color? What can and must be done?
These questions will be addressed by a panel of Pittsburghers who have collectively spent decades studying and fighting Antisemitism and Racism. Following their presentations, the floor will be open for discussion.
Join us at the Historic Pump House, Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.
Steffi Domike, who is a labor educator with the United Steelworkers International in the Education and Membership Development Department. Steffi first joined the Steelworkers in 1976, as a member of Local 1557 in Clairton, PA, where she worked for United States Steel in the electrical gang at the Clairton Coke Plant.
Tammy Hepps is a local historian who focuses on topics within American Jewish history, especially small towns and synagogues. Her projects combine research techniques from genealogy and history and draw heavily upon her technology expertise to break new ground in data gathering and interpretation. She earned her AB in computer science from Harvard.
Carl Redwood Jr. is a social worker and has participated in various community organizing efforts on the local, state and international levels. He has been a University of Pittsburgh faculty member for many years.
Joe White has been active in the civil rights and antiwar movement for over half a century. For many years he taught social movements of our times at the University of Pittsburgh.