Concentration Camps from Auschwitz to the United States

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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USC Fisher Museum of Art (HAR)
823 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90089

After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tweet, “This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying,” numerous people were concerned that naming the current detention centers "concentration camps" meant she was de-valuing the Holocaust.

Join moderator Dr. Joshua Holo, Dean of the Jack H. Skirball Campus of the Hebrew Union College (HUC) in Los Angeles, and panelists Dr. Sharon Gillerman, Associate Professor of Jewish History at HUC, Karen Ishizuka, Author and Chief Curator at the Japanese American National Museum and Robyn Barnard, Staff Attorney and Refugee Representation at Human Rights First. Panelists will discuss the implications of the term concentration camps in today’s heated political landscape. In collaboration with the Hebrew Union College and USC Immigrants and Global Migration Initiative (IGMI).

Followed by an intimate reception.  

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Lecture / Talk / Workshop


University Park Campus





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