#Americans and the Holocaust
Jacksonville Public Library is one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and American Library Association that examines the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war, and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. The exhibition runs from September 6 – October 12, 2023, at the Main Library.
#Panel Discussion & Open Dialogue
Resisting Hate, Repairing the World on Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Join us for a panel discussion and open dialogue that focuses on the impact acts of hate have on the individuals and communities being targeted, whether Jewish, Black, LGBTQ+, or others, and how we, as a larger community, can work together to provide mutual support. Those in attendance are encouraged to join the conversation during the moderated Q&A section with the panelists. Additional topics for discussion include the role media plays in the public’s view on current events as well as citizens’ understanding and involvement in pursuing justice regarding civil rights issues.
#Learn More About Our Panelists:
This program was made in partnership with LJD Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) and will be moderated by Hope McMath, Curator of the JFCS's Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery. Panelists will include community leaders who will address this subject, along with second-generation Holocaust survivors who share their family's history of surviving the Holocaust and the impact it has had on their family.
- Dr. Rudy Jamison, Director of the Human Rights Commission for the City of Jacksonville
- Dr. Louis Post, 2nd Generation Holocaust Survivor and Retired Psychologist
- Matthew Hartley, Director, Interfaith Center, University of North Florida
- Deirdre O’Connor, Board Member 904WARD
Please note: Because the Main Library will not be closing as usual at 6 p.m. on October 12, Holocaust program attendees will have an extra 30 minutes to browse the exhibit or check out books from the Holocaust Collection between 6 - 6:30 p.m. However, the Library will close promptly at 8 p.m. So, there won't be time to properly browse the exhibit after the program. Please plan accordingly.
Don't miss out! We're offering free docent-led tours now through October 12.