University of Utah Office for Equity and Diversity

Days of Remembrance

The University of Utah remembers the millions of victims of the Holocaust during its annual Days of Remembrance commemoration. These events coincide with the national Holocaust Remembrance Day, and include a keynote address, lecture, reading, workshop and feature film. All events (except the workshop taken for credit) are free and open to the public.

Why We Remember
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Jewish Community Center Holocaust Memorial


List of Events

Panel Discussion

Monday, October 27, 12:00-1:30 pm
Hinckley Institute of Politics, Orson Spencer Hall, Room 253

“For Us All: The Holocaust to Ferguson, Missouri”- a panel discussion with members of the community analyzing race and state violence from the Holocaust to recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Panel Members Include:

  • Bruce Russell Dain, History (moderator)
  • Dieter Kuntz, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Ed A. Muñoz, Ethnic Studies
  • Howard Horowitz, English
  • Douglas M. Jones, Anthropology

Keynote Address

Tuesday, October 28, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Gould Auditorium, Marriot Library

Wesley Theological Seminary, Beverly Mitchell, will give the keynote address, "Slavery & the Holocaust: The Challenge of Human Dignity". Dr. Beverly E. Mitchell is Professor of Historical Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, where she teaches church history and theology. Her publications include Black Abolitionism, A Quest for Human Dignity and Plantations and Death Camps; Religion, Ideology, and Human Dignity. Her special interests include African American history, feminist theologies, poverty and human rights. Currently Dr. Mitchell is serving on the Advisory Committee for Holocaust Studies for Programs on Ethics, Religion and the Holocaust for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Open Dialogue

Tuesday, October 28, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Social Work Building, South Humanitarian Wing, Room 155a

"The Challenge to Human Dignity: Where Do We Go From Here?" - an open dialogue with moderator David Derezotes (College of Social Work) reflecting on the Holocaust and how we can learn from this tragic historic event.


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