Wed, Jun 08|
First Church of Christ
Learning from Our History: Anti-Semitism in the United States and Current Racial Injustice
Join us in the Buxton Room for refreshments and a presentation and discussion lead by Dr. Rachel Rubinstein, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Springfield College, Springfield MA. Masks recommended, but not required.
Time & Location
Jun 08, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
First Church of Christ, 763 Longmeadow St, Longmeadow, MA 01106, USA
About The Event
After learning about the history of enslaved people in Longmeadow and in our own church, we now turn to an often overlooked chapter of American History and reality: Anti-Semitism. An increase in Anti-Semitic attacks in the US, in MA, and in our own communities in recent years has alerted us to offer an evening of discussion and learning about the deeper roots of Anti-Semitism in this country. For this program, we invite Dr. Rachel Rubenstein to lead our presentation and discussion.
Dr. Rachel Rubinstein, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Springfield College, Springfield MA. Rubinstein was a Professor of American Literature and Jewish Studies at Hampshire College for sixteen years. Most recently, she has been serving as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner of Academic Affairs and Student Success at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, where she has focused on supporting initiatives in the State’s Equity Agenda.
The child of immigrants from Mexico, her scholarship focuses on migration, multilingualism, racial formation and literary nationalism, as well as on pedagogies in the fields of ethnic and race studies.
She is the author of Members of the Tribe: Native America in the Jewish Imagination, as well as the co-editor of Arguing the Modern Jewish Canon and most recently, Teaching Jewish American Literature, a volume in the MLA’s Options for Teaching series. Rubinstein received her BA from Yale University in English and her PhD from Harvard University in English and American literature.