Upcoming Events

Poetry Reading by Jacqueline Osherow

September 3, 2019
7 p.m., Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum – UNC Asheville

Jacqueline Osherow, author of eight collections of poetry, will read from her works at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum, in the first event of the fall semester presented by the university’s Center for Jewish Studies and its Department of Religious Studies. This event is free and open to everyone.

Osherow’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review and many other journals. Her most recent book, My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple, published in March by LSU Press, explores spirituality in cultures all over the world as well as her own relationship to Judaism and Jewish history. A distinguished professor of English at the University of Utah, she has been described in Publisher’s Weekly as “a poet who offers opinions and reactions to the weightiest questions of history and religion, while sounding less like an authority than like a particularly well-traveled friend.”

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Antisemitism Through a Hate Studies Lens with Kenneth Stern

October 3, 2019
7 p.m., Blue Ridge Room, Highsmith Union – UNC Asheville

Antisemitism through a Hate Studies Lens, a talk by Kenneth S. Stern, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 3, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Student Union, Blue Ridge Room. Stern is an author, attorney, and director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate, a program of Bard University’s Human Rights Project. He was for 25 years the American Jewish Committee’s expert on antisemitism and was the lead drafter of the European Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia’s Working Definition of Antisemitism. He has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and his op-eds have appeared in The New York Times and Washington Post. He is the author of four books: Antisemitism Today: How It Is the Same, How It Is Different and How to Fight It; Loud Hawk: The United States vs. The American Indian Movement; A Force Upon the Plain: The American Militia Movement and the Politics of Hate; and Holocaust Denial.

For more information, contact the Center for Jewish Studies at 828.232.5027.

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