Recent white supremacist and Nazi rallies and uprising in the U.S. continue to capture public attention, and generate questions about the foundations of racism and anti-Semitism in U.S. institutions and history. Dr. Beth Ribet will share some commentary on Nazism in the U.S. during and since the 1940s, its relationship to U.S. white supremacy, and implications in the contemporary moment. Concluding remarks will invite discussion of opportunities to mobilize and respond.
Beth Ribet holds a doctorate in Social Relations from UC Irvine and a law degree from UCLA. Her dissertation was based on interviews with Jewish daughters of Holocaust survivors in the U.S., and she continues to write about the legal and political implications of trauma and systemic violence. Dr. Ribet is the co-founder and co-director of Repair, a non-profit organization that provides training and education regarding the health and disabling consequences of violence, exploitation, and inequity.
Co-sponsored by Repair, a health & disability justice organization, and by Beth Chayim Chadashim Synagogue