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October 26, 2014

The Golem: A Horrific Hero with Feet of Clay

 

Sunday, October 26th, 1pm

 

Speaker Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg

 

Free Fall Baltimore Program!

 

 

arnold blumbergThese days, you don’t have to wait for Halloween to find horror – and especially the living dead – in every corner of pop culture. But where are the Jewish zombies? The mythical golem is an artificially constructed, supernaturally animated liminal being caught between life and death, neither and both at the same time. Jewish folklore often features these creatures in stories of injustice and vengeance. The automaton is impelled by belief in God, but a possible danger to its creator as much as its intended victims. Tales of the golem provide a vital link between the more familiar global legends of the living dead and a Jewish tradition that mingles horror with heroism; it’s time for the golem to get a little respect.

DR. ARNOLD T. BLUMBERG is the “Doctor of the Dead,” world-renowned zombie and horror expert, and co-author of Zombiemania (one of the first exhaustive guides to zombie cinema; updated edition Zombiemania Rises forthcoming). Blumberg appears in the documentary Doc of the Dead, on TV, radio, online, and teaches the UB course “Media Genres: Zombies” that garnered worldwide coverage. He contributed to multiple essay collections on zombies, The Walking Dead, and horror. He has presented his “Zombies: Monsters with Meaning” lecture at conventions and symposia, and his podcast Doctor of the Dead (doctorofthedead.com) is on iTunes, YouTube, and other podcast apps. Find him on Twitter @DoctoroftheDead.

Image: “Prague-golem-reproduction” by user Thander. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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Start: October 26, 2014 1:00 pm
End: October 26, 2014 2:30 pm
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FREE FALL BALTIMORE!

 

Free Fall Baltimore

October 26th 10am to 5pm

 

Enjoy a day of FREE admission to the Jewish Museum of Maryland, fun for the whole family. Visit our latest exhibit The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen which tells the story of the most fascinating Baltimorean you have never heard of, part Indiana Jones and part Forrest Gump, 100% real! Then explore our two historic synagogues through a docent led tour.

 

Stick around for our presentation The Golem: A Horrific Hero with Feet of Clay at 1pm or just enjoy some spooky crafts, including making your own Golem.

 

Registration is available here but is not necessary.

 

Link for registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jewish-museum-of-maryland-free-general-admission-tickets-12480554675?ref=ebapi

 


Start: October 26, 2014 10:00 am
End: October 26, 2014 5:00 pm
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October 24, 2014

Baltimore Immigration Summit 2014

Living, Working, Growing Together

 

The 7th Baltimore Immigration Summit will take place Friday, October 24 from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Baltimore, 5750 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215.

 

The summit is a one-day event which brings together academics, service providers, activists, community leaders, and others working with and for immigrants in our region. Baltimore is an area with a growing and diverse immigrant population, as well as local government that views immigrants as an important part of the city’s resurgence. The theme of this year’s summit is “Living, Working, Growing Together.”

 

Keynote Address

 

Sheena Wadhawan of CASA de Maryland will present the keynote address: “Hostile Nation: Compulsive Deportation and Inhumane Treatment of Underage Immigrants and Refugees Redefines American Values and Identity.”

 

This event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and registration is required.

 

2014 Planning Committee

 

Santiago Solis (Co-Coordinator) Towson University Center for Student Diversity
Harjant Gill (Co-Coordinator) Towson University Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice
Elizabeth Alex CASA de Maryland
Joanna Basuray Towson University Department of Nursing
Leonie Brooks Towson University Department of Psychology
Elizabeth Clifford Towson University Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Ilene Dackman-Alon Jewish Museum of Maryland
Michael Masatsugu Towson University Department of History
Lisa O’Reilly Archdiocesan Immigration Coalition
Lea Ramsdell Towson University Department of Foreign Languages
Catalina Rodriguez Baltimore City Mayor’s Office
Debbie Seeberger Towson University Office of the President
Mandee Simmons Baltimore Jewish Council

 

Sponsors

 

We thank the following sponsors for their support:

 

Jewish Museum of Maryland
Park Heights Jewish Community Center
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs

 

Towson University entities:
College of Liberal Arts
Center for Student Diversity
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
Department of Psychology

 

More Information:

http://www.towson.edu/baltimoreimmigrationsummit/

Please contact co-coordinators Santiago Solis and Harjant Gill at immigrationsummit@towson.edu, 410-704-5166 with any questions you may have about the Baltimore Immigration Summit.


Start: October 24, 2014 7:30 am
End: October 24, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore
Phone: 410-704-5166
Address:
5750 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21215, United States