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January 2021

Trapper Schoepp’s Acoustic Tribute to Bob Dylan

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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In 2019, Trapper Schoepp published a song with Bob Dylan called “On, Wisconsin,” making him the youngest musician to share a co-writing credit with the Nobel Prize Winner. Dylan started the ode to Wisconsin in 1961 and Schoepp finished it 57 years later based on a lost lyric sheet that was up for auction. Dylan approved of the work and it led to a #1 trending article in Rolling Stone magazine and a music video starring 70+ prominent Wisconsin politicians,…

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America – Virtual Book Talk with Richard Rothstein and Lila Corwin Berman

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Listen in as Richard Rothstein and Lila Corwin Berman discuss contemporary racial segregation across the United States. The panelists will dig into the history of public housing projects, suburbanization, and the actions of the federal housing administration and then interrogate the racial segregation and income gap in America today as a byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state and federal levels. Touching on the negative effects of these policies on African Americans and the United States as a…

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February 2021

Virtual Book Talk – Franci’s War with Helen Epstein

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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free - Suggested donation

Franci’s War: A Woman’s Story of Survival is an engrossing memoir of a spirited and glamorous young fashion designer who survived World War ll, presented by her daughter, Helen Epstein. In the summer of 1942, twenty-two year-old Franci Rabinek–designated a Jew by the Nazi racial laws–arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghetto forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her three-year journey from Terezin to the Czech family camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, to…

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Virtual Tour of Yad Vashem’s Holocaust Art Collection

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$10

With more than 12,000 works, the Yad Vashem Art Collection is the most comprehensive collection of Holocaust art in the world. Explore art produced during the Holocaust, discover the incredible stories of persecuted artists who risked their lives in order to leave a trace for posterity. How were these works created and how did they survive? Survey a selection of highlights from the Yad Vashem Art Collection with Eliad Moreh-Rosenberg, Curator & Art Department Director, Museums Division of Yad Vashem.…

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March 2021

Ghetto Chronicles with Historian Sam Kassow

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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After the Nazis occupied Poland in 1939, they began segregating Jews in ghettos. By mid-1941, nearly all Jews in occupied Poland had been forced into these overcrowded districts. In the Warsaw ghetto, by far the largest, 490,000 Jews struggled to survive despite extreme hardship. In larger centers, ghettos were shut in by walls, fences or barbed wire. No one could leave or enter without a special permit. Sam Kassow, historian and author of Who Will Write Our History? Rediscovering a…

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