UA series to explore whether today’s global unrest will lead to genocide

A three-part campus-wide dialogue at the University of Arizona, “Will Today’s Global Unrest Lead to Genocide?” will examine the roots of genocide and current political discourse to reflect on the state of the world today.

Sponsored by the UA Hillel Foundation, the Holocaust History Center at the Jewish History Museum, UA Dean of Students Office, UA Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, UA Department of History, and the UA School of Sociology, this free, timely series exploring the societal dynamics that have historically led to genocide will be held on Wednesdays, Sept. 14, 21, 28, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. at the UA Hillel Foundation Mountain Room, 1245 E. 2nd St.

The facilitator for the series will be Yanara Friedland, a German-American writer and teacher who is currently teaching at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona South Campus and facilitating educational delegations for the Tucson based nonprofit organization BorderLinks.

The presenters will include  Bryan Davis, an adjunct faculty member at the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies and executive director of  Tucson’s Jewish History Museum; Nolan Cabrera,  an assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the UA ; Nathaniel Smith, a cultural anthropologist who teaches in the East Asian Studies department at the UA; and Patricia Gonzales, who holds a doctorate in mass communications and specializes in indigenous ways of knowing and indigenous medicine.

Paid parking is available at the 2nd Street Garage.  For more information, contact Hillel at 624-6561.