digital storytelling for immigrants

Friday, January 6, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Andersen Library 120A, West Bank, Twin Cities Campus
Registration is encouraged but not required.

This workshop will prepare instructors to teach with the Immigrant Stories digital storytelling project and to train their students to use the project’s story-making website.

Immigrant Stories is a groundbreaking storytelling and archiving project run by the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC).

Immigrant Stories helps people tell, share, and preserve personal or family stories about immigration by creating digital stories: 3-5 minute videos made from a combination of images, text, and audio. Immigrant Stories uses a free website that guides students through the progress of making an original video from start to finish, from scripting writing through video editing. Participants are invited to share their stories with the project for preservation in the IHRC Archives. Learn more about Immigrant Stories.

About the IHRC:
Founded in 1965, the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) and its partner, the IHRC Archives, are North America’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary research center and archives devoted to preserving and understanding immigrant and refugee life.

more on digital storytelling in the IMS blog

Holocaust and Nazi Comparisons in Contemporary American Politics

Webinar: “The Use of the Holocaust and Nazi Comparisons in Contemporary American Politics”

Tuesday, November 29, 2016  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Live-streamed Webinar online
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In-person lecture at the Riverside Room in Christensen Center (second floor) at Augsburg College (2211 Riverside Ave, Mpls., MN 55454)

The use of Holocaust and Nazi comparisons in the contemporary American political scene is very common.  The phenomenon has significant implications for how the Holocaust is remembered, and how history is interpreted. It also has profound and complex impact on American civil discourse.

To discuss the issue in more depth, the Sabo Center and Representative Frank Hornstein invite you to participate in a discussion with Dr. Gavriel Rosenfeld, Professor of History at Fairfield University.

Dr. Rosenfeld is a Professor of History and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Judaic Studies at Fairfield University. He received a B.A. in History and Judaic Studies from Brown University in 1989 and a Ph.D. in History from UCLA in 1996. His area of specialization is the history and memory of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany. He is the author of Hi Hitler: How the Nazi Past is Being Normalized in Contemporary Culture.


“Leo Weiss Courage to Teach” Award

Do you know someone who teaches about the Holocaust who goes beyond the requirements of curriculum to teach and inspire young people?

Nominate a teacher (grades 6 – 12) for the “Leo Weiss Courage to Teach” Award and tell us how they inspire you.

The winner will be honored at the 2017 Yom HaShoahCommemoration.

Click here for a nomination form.

The deadline for nominations is March 20, 2017.