From Washington University’s Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies comes the The Annual Distinguished Jewish Studies Lecture. This year’s topic: From Skokie to Charlottesville: American Anti-Semitism in Court, and is presented by Dr. James Loeffler of the University of Virginia.
“The recent Charlottesville trial of White Supremacists for organizing a violent 2017 rally raised the specter of another famous American court case, the 1977 Skokie Affair, when the U.S. Supreme Court permitted neo-Nazis to march in the town home to the largest American community of Holocaust survivors. Each case raised profound questions about free speech and hate speech, race and religion. In this lecture, historian and author James Loeffler, who covered the Charlottesville trial for The Atlantic, will compare the cases and discuss what they reveal about the role of law in the struggle against antisemitism.”
The Lecture can be attended in person at Hillman Hall, room 70, or live on zoom.
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