Among WolvesScreening of Among Wolves and Q-and-A With Director Shawn Convey  
The Center proudly supports the screening of the acclaimed 2016 film Among Wolves" and subsequent discussion with its director Shawn Convey.  The events will take place in Greenbriar Theater on the second floor of Plemmons Student Union (PSU) on Thursday, September 27. The program will start at 5:00 pm and is free of charge.  An observational documentary film, the Croation-language Among Wolves (with English subtitles) centers on a group of men who struggles with the repercussions and in the aftermath of war. The Wolves, a multi-ethnic motorcycle club headed by Bosnian War veterans, seek to protect a herd of wild horses in the mountains where they once fought.  In cooperating, they inch closer to controlling their fate and, ultimately, seem to be emerging from the shadow of war.The event is organized by Dr. B. Candar (English Department) who also teaches a course in the JHP minor. 

Auschwitz Survivor Dr. S. Cernyak-Spatz in Conversation 

Susan Cernyak-Spatz, née Eckstein, was almost 21, when the Nazis deported her to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1943. She survived the extermination camp and death march to the interior of the Reich at the end of the war.  After a screening of audio-visual testimonies she has given over the years, Dr. Cernyak-Spatz, now 96 years of age,  will answer questions from the audience. The event, organized by the Peace and Genocide Education Club and supported by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, will start on Tuesday, October 2, at 7:00 pm in Plemmons Student UnionRoom 201B Table Rock, on the ASU campus. The program is free of charge and open to the public.

Among Wolves

Center Program on Black Freedom Struggle and the Black Panther Party Begins With Screening of The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies partners with ASU's Philosophy Club to screen the acclaimed 2011-released film The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975.  It will take place in I.G. Greer Hall, Room 119, on Thursday, October 4, at 7:00 pm.  The film by Goeran Olsson evolves around 16mm film material shot by a team of Swedish journalists during a late 1960s visit to the U.S. to document the Black Freedom movement as well as the ongoing mostly urban revolts. It includes almost insightful interviews with key figures in SNCC, the Black Panther Party and activists close to them, including Stokeley Carmichael, Bobby Seale, and Angela Davis. 

The film screening opens the Center's programming on the Black Freedom Struggle during this anniversary year and is part of the accompanying events for the traveling exhibit "Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panther Party in Portraits and Stories" by photographer Suzun Lucia Lamaina. The events co-sponsors include Belk Library and Information Commons, ASU's Office of Multicultural Student Development, the Office of International Education and Development; the Africana Studies Program; the Black Student Association, and many others.

RistauReception and Exhibition by German and American Artists at HOW Space (Oct. 5) The Center invites the public to a reception at the TEASE exhibition with German and American artists, including Christian Ristau, Isaac Payne, and Terry Thirion, at HOW Space (182 Howard Street, Boone). The reception will take place from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 5 (as part of First Friday Art Crawl). The Center is partnering with the Transatlantic Exhibition of Art in the Southeast (TEASE) and the North Carolina Zeitgeist Foundation in bringing the event to ASU and Boone. This year's theme, Wunderbar Together, directly reflects the Center's commitment and work in Peace Studies.

Panel discussion imageCenter Program on Black Freedom Struggle and Black Panther Party

ASU's Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies is hosting a reception and panel discussion on "Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panther Party in Portraits and Stories" in Belk Library, Room 114, on Wednesday, Oct. 177:30-9:00 p.m.The panel includes BPP veterans Barbara Easley Cox (International Section); Billy X Jennings (Oakland headquarters), and John R. Hayes (Winston-Salem chapter). It is part of the program accompanying -- with Belk Library and Information Commons -- a travel exhibit by California-based photographer Suzun Lucia Lamaina, which will be on display at Belk library from October 15 until December 15. Lamaina spent five years traveling the country to meet with and take portraits of veterans of the 1966-founded party. The exhibit is geared to engage community audiences and students and "create a dialogue with them about the Black Panther Party."  The event, which is also part of the Center's series to commemorate and critically appraise the global uprisings of 1968, will shed light on past and present racism across the United States, police violence and community responses, and the challenges of political organizing and coalition building, especially Jewish-African-American collaborations. The events co-sponsors include ASU's Office of Multicultural Student Development, the Office of International Education and Development; the Africana Studies Program; the Black Student Association, and many others.

portraitHebrew University Center Director to Speak at ASU

The Center is pleased to invite the ASU and broader High Country communities to a public lecture by Jerusalem-based Prof. Ofer Ashkenazi on Monday, November 5. The lecture will focus on “Jewish Photography in Nazi Germany.” Prof. Ashkenazi, a UC Berkeley-trained film studies scholar, is the chairman of the Richard Koebner Center for German History at the Hebrew University, Israel. The lecture will start at 7:00 pm (place to be determined). It is free of charge and no tickets are required. The Center will also organize a research colloquium with Prof. Ashkenazi. For more information, call 828.262.2311