The Root of White Supremacy

The Root of White Supremacy


Jun 15 2021
, 7:30PM- 8:30PM

Speaker: Eric Ward

Understanding the history of white supremacy within our nation is key when considering how we as individuals can help create a more just future. Eric Ward joins us to explore the broad history of white supremacy and consider the connections between antisemitism and white nationalist ideology in the United States.

This program is presented in partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Council and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.

This program will also stream live on our Facebook page.

About the Speaker:

Eric K. Ward is a nationally-recognized expert on the relationship between authoritarian movements, hate violence, and preserving inclusive democracy. In his 30+ year civil rights career, he has worked with community groups, government and business leaders, human rights advocates, and philanthropy as an organizer, director, program officer, consultant, and board member. The recipient of the Peabody-Facebook Futures Media Award, Eric’s widely quoted writings and speeches are credited with key narrative shifts. He currently serves as Executive Director of Western States Center, Senior Fellow with Southern Poverty Law Center and Race Forward, and Co-Chair for The Proteus Fund.

About the Moderator:

Judy Margles is the Director of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE) in Portland, Oregon. During her tenure she has managed the merger of the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center and the Oregon Jewish Museum, and the purchase of a permanent home for the museum, which opened in 2017.  Previously she served as Curator at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Margles speaks frequently at conferences and professional meetings. Her essay, Cross Cultural Engagement at the Oregon Jewish Museum appears in Global Mobilities: Refugees, Exiles and Immigrants, published by Routledge in 2017. Margles is a Past Chair of the board of the Council of American Jewish Museums and served on the board of the American Alliance of Museums between 2013 and 2019.

Confronting White Supremacy: Yesterday and Today

This June, the Jewish Museum of Maryland in partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Council and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education presents a two-part series discussing both the history and enduring impact of white supremacy within the U.S.

Join us as we explore the ways in which white supremacy has targeted the Jewish community and learn about the organizations working to hold white supremacists accountable today.

Learn more about the series here.

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