U Remembers 2017
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The Office for Equity and Diversity commemorates the lives of the victims during the Holocaust with “U Remembers”— a weeklong event that reflects on the historical effects of genocide and pulls parallels from contemporary social issues of today. Weeklong events include a film screening, a student panel discussion and a keynote address. This year, the events will center on the Power of Propaganda.

  • Film & Discussion
  • November 1
  • 12:00 PM
  • Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Bldg, Jewel Box
  • The Eternal Jew
    The Eternal Jew was produced in 1940 as part of German Nazi propaganda efforts during World War II. Julie Ault, assistant professor in the department of History, will lead a discussion on the different techniques and messages within this film and other propaganda of the era that aimed to make anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe seem justified.
  • Jason Stanley
  • November 2
  • 12:00 PM
  • Child Hall, SFEBB
  • THE DESTRUCTION OF REALITY
    Jason Stanley is an American philosopher, currently Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University in New Haven, CT. He is best known for his contributions to philosophy of language and epistemology, which often draw upon and have influence in other fields including linguistics and cognitive science. In his most recent book "How Propaganda Works", Stanley examines how propaganda operates subtly, undermines democracy, and damaged democracies of the past.
  • Student Panel
  • November 3
  • 12:30 PM
  • Union Parlor A
  • Navigating Campus: Propaganda and Campus Climate
    Although most agree that propaganda was a critical tool during the Holocaust, many don’t easily recognize that propaganda continues to be a tool for promoting political agendas and shaping political climate. College students are constantly connected to mainstream media, and are avid consumers of the narratives that shape the public perception of certain ethnic and religious groups. This student-led discussion will examine the role of modern-day propaganda in shaping campus climate. While everyone is encouraged to contribute to the conversation, this event is designed to center the perspective of students affected most by the current climate.
Thank you to our committe members and sponsors!
  • Committee Members:
  • Maeera Shreiber
  • Luke Leither
  • Randy Silverman
  • Julia Ault
  • Nathan Devir
  • Hamza Yaqoobi
  • Michaela Reese Lemen
  • Estela Hernandez
  • Neelam Chand
  • Mindy Johnston
  • Kaya Aman
  • Sponsors:
  • Office for Equity and Diversity
  • J. Willard Marriott Library
  • Hinckley Institute of Politics
  • U of U Religious Studies Program
  • Ron Smelser Holocaust Education Fund