Spotlight for the week of April 27

Apr 27, 2020

“Spotlight on Lifelong Learning” with Laura Loth, is a weekly look at some of the exciting public conversations upcoming around Memphis. Laura Loth is a professor at Rhodes College.


By every measure, antisemitism in the United States and Europe is worsening in ways not seen since the 1930s. It comes in the forms of vandalism, social media abuse, assault, and murder. Like a virus, it mutates and morphs across cultures, borders, and ideologies, making it difficult to confront.

In his documentary “Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations,” Andrew Goldberg  travels through Europe and the US to speak firsthand with perpetrators, victims, and witnesses. Along the way, he interviews Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Fareed Zakaria, George Will, and Deborah Lipstadt, who offer insights.

This Thursday, April 30th at 6 pm, along with four community partners, Rhodes College’s Communities in Conversation will be hosting an advanced public screening of this new PBS documentary. Following the screening, join Dr. Jonathan Judaken, the Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities and professor of History at Rhodes College, Dimitry Anselme, the Executive Program Director of Facing History and Ourselves, and moderator Marcy Stagner, Program Director of Cultural Arts and Adult Services at the Memphis Jewish Community Center for an informed discussion.

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