No Room for Hate at UWM-On May 6th a student held up a sign of a swastika at a public event celebrating Israeli Independence Day in Spaights Plaza, at the heart of UW-Milwaukee’s main campus. While free speech protects the student’s right to express even the most loathsome views, we use our free speech to denounce the presence at UWM of this hateful Nazi symbol. We stand together as a UWM community to affirm that there is no room for hate at UWM. We applaud the university community for speaking out, and especially those students who voiced their resistance to the message of this symbol.
Joint Statement on the “Muslim Ban”-The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty and affiliate faculty join together to condemn the Trump Administration’s executive order banning immigration from seven countries—also known, for good reason, as the “Muslim ban.”
WUWM Lake Effect: Sarah Aroeste-Listen to WUWM Lake Effect's Bonnie North interview Ladino singer Sarah Aroeste in "Preserving the Endangered Ladino Culture Through Music."
Patchett’s Guide for Bookstore Lovers-Daniel Goldin and Boswell Books got a shout out in the New York Times. This independent bookstore is a Milwaukee gem. Boswell Books is a great partner with our center. Great Job, Daniel!
Dress British Think Yiddish Interview-In the article "Jewish Theater: Digital Yiddish Theatre Project" on the blog Dress British Think Yiddish, Max Sparber interviewed Joel Berkowtz and Debra Caplan about the DYTP.
2019 Faye Sigman “Woman of Valor” Lecture: The Making of the Magid Chronicles-Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 pm
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Magid Chronicles. This presentation details the project's development based on the field work of Sofia Magid, the Jewish ethnographer who worked intensively to document Jewish music in Belarus and Ukraine during Stalin’s regime in the 1920s and 30s. Free and open to the public.
2019 Faye Sigman “Woman of Valor” Lecture: The Magid Chronicles-Thursday, September 26, 7:00pm
Veretski Pass in collaboration with Joel Rubin proudly present The Magid Chronicles, an instrumental collection based on pieces collected by Sofia Magid. The concert combines archival work with new compositions, arrangements and improvisations. Free and open to the public.