Food For Thought Luncheon on Monday, January 15th

Topic: Memory Matters: Holocaust and Memory Studies at UVic

Speakers: Helga Thorson, Chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, and Students from UVic

Participants will discuss why the memory of the Holocaust matters in today¹s world. You will hear first-hand from students who have registered for the 2018 I-witness Field school, led by Dr. Helga Thorson, a four-week course on Holocaust memorialization in Europe. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet the first cohort of students enrolled in the graduate-level Holocaust Studies stream in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at UVic who will tell you more about a memorialization project they are working on in conjunction with the “Servitengasse 1938” working group in Vienna, Austria. The students will not only discuss why memory matters, but they will explain how, through their interactions with this project, they are taking “matters of memory” into their own hands.

When: Monday, January 15th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Where: Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne Street

Sit down luncheon includes coffee or tea and dessert. Cost is $12.00

Call or email the JCCV at 250-477-7185 or to reserve.