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The Jew@CWRU: Jewish Activism on Campus 1967-1973

Date: Wed. April 6th, 2016, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Location: Freedman Center Collaborative Commons, Kelvin Smith Library, 11055 Euclid Avenue

Weiss ImageHistory professor Gillian Weiss, PhD student Elise Hagesfeld, and undergraduate researchers discuss their Freedman Center Fellowship project on the role of Jewish students, faculty and administrators in campus activism. The years 1967-1973 saw the federation of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology, and the mobilization of the campus in response to wars in Vietnam and the Middle East, to unrest in the Cleveland neighborhoods of Glenville and Hough, and to the civil rights and women’s movements in the United States. To what extent was “the American Jew…at the forefront of the youth movement today,” as a CWRU senior declared in 1968?

This event is free and open to the public.

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