Shabbat - OCCUPYING JUDAISM: From Black Power To Jewish Radicalism

 

 

Find out how Jewish student activism of the late sixties and early seventies was really less a rebellion against the so-called excesses of Black Power and more an adaptation—even imitation—of Black Pride for a Jewish context.  This talk, by Michael E. Staub, City University of New York professor, will be accompanied by memorable images.  Come revisit this powerful period of the 1960s in Jewish, Black, and American life.

Michael E. Staub is a Professor of English at CUNY. His teaching and scholarly interests include modern and contemporary literature, American cultural and intellectual history, documentary and nonfiction writing, American ethnic and minority literature, and Jewish and Holocaust studies.  He is the author of Voices of Persuasion:  Politics of Representation in 1930s America (Cambridge), Torn at the Roots:  The Crisis of Jewish Liberalism in Postwar America (Columbia), The Jewish 1960s:  An American Sourcebook (New England), and Love My Rifle More Than You:  Young and Female in the U.S. Army(W.W. Norton, 2005), which recounted the first-person experiences of Sergeant Kayla Williams, who served as an Arabic linguist in Iraq during the Second Gulf War.

During the[masked] academic year, Staub was a member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey to research his most recent book, Madness Is Civilization:  When the Diagnosis Was Social,[masked] (University of Chicago Press, 2011).  His present research focuses on  the shifting politics of neuroscience from the 1970s to the present.

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Shabbat Service and Cultural Program at 7:30pm followed by Pot-Luck Dessert Guests are always welcome. No charge.

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