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CANCELED: 30th Belin Lecture: “It Can Happen Here”: Antisemitism, Gender, and the American Past

Pamela Nadell, American University
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
7:00-8:30 PM
Forum Hall Palmer Commons Map
This event has been canceled.

30th David W. Belin Lecture in American Jewish Affairs
In 1942, an anonymous “Jewess,” looking across the ocean, wrote “It Can Happen Here.” Her cri de coeur, published in a New York women’s magazine, pled with its readers to bring to an end to the “ever-increasing prejudice” she and her family faced. With antisemitism rising today at home and abroad, American University Professor Pamela Nadell, author of the award-winning America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today, discusses American Jewish women in the past facing antisemitism, how it affected their lives, and how they responded

From the parking lot, use the elevator at the east end of the parking structure (stairwell number 2), closest to Washtenaw Avenue and Palmer Field. Take the elevator to Plaza Level (PL on the key pad). Proceed north onto the walkway to the main entrance of Palmer Commons where the Washtenaw Avenue pedestrian bridge begins. Enter through the double doors to the main level of Palmer Commons (3rd floor). Using the stairs or elevator, continue to any floor.

Walking: From Central Campus (Michigan League)

From the Michigan League, access the walkway between the School of Dentistry and the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. Proceed east, passing North Hall, the Undergraduate Science Building and the Life Sciences Institute. Continue east onto the walkway overlooking Washtenaw Avenue to the main entrance of Palmer Commons. Enter through the double doors to the main level of Palmer Commons (3rd floor).

If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, contact the Judaic Studies office at or 734-763-9047.
Building: Palmer Commons
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Jewish Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Judaic Studies