‘Confronting Hate: Antisemitism and Racism’ panel is March 28

Vanderbilt University will host a roundtable discussion, “Confronting Hate: Antisemitism and Racism,” on Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room.

The featured speakers will be Magda Teter, Shvidley Chair of Jewish Studies at Fordham University; Westenley Alcenat assistant professor of history, urban studies and American studies at Fordham; and Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology at Vanderbilt.

The panel discussion, moderated by Allison Schachter, associate professor and chair of Jewish studies at Vanderbilt, will address the historical links between antisemitism and other forms of racism and their contemporary resonances in the United States today.

Professors Teter and Alcenat have co-taught a course titled “Antisemitism and Racism at Fordham University,” in which they and their students explore the shared histories of antisemitic and racist ideologies in a global context. They also co-curated an exhibit with their students on the themes of the course.

Students, staff, faculty and the public are invited to attend. Parking will be available in the Wesley Garage, across 21st Avenue South from the library.