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5/3/17 Calibans: A Devised Theatrical Experiment

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Wednesday, May 3rd at 11:00am and 6:00pm

the Van Nostrand Theater of the Sagtikos Arts and Sciences Center.

Calibans: A devised theatrical experiment based on Shakespeare and Aime Cesaire’s Tempest explorations. Calibans explores the politics of otherness, and oppression while incorporating physical theater, students narratives, and performance technology.

Talk back with cast, designers and community special guests:

and in partnership with Student Government Association,Campus Activities Board, Association of Latin American Students, African People’s Association

 

Directed by Prof.  Margarita Espada

Multimedia designer: Joan Wozniak


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4/20/16 A Conversation Among Survivors at Suffolk County Community College

A CONVERSATION AMONG SURVIVORS: FOUR SURVIVORS SHARE THEIR INSIGHTS

On April 20 four survivors will speak about life before and after the Holocaust, how the Holocaust shaped their lives and their vision.  As the Holocaust becomes more distant, now 71 years since liberation, we will have fewer opportunities to hear the insights of those who lived through that time.

A special feature of this year’s program will be that not only will it be heard by hundreds of community college students and community members gathered in the Theatre on the Ammerman Campus of Suffolk County Community College, but it will also be viewed live over the internet by hundreds more gathered at the Commack, Half Hollow Hills, Brentwood, Center Moriches and Smithtown School Districts and at the Eastern and Grant Campuses of the College and at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County.

Our esteemed participants will be:
Annie Bleiberg, now of Woodbury, was born in Poland, was forced to live in the Lubaczow Ghetto, the Krakower Ghetto, the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and the Mohrisch Weisswasser work camp in Czechoslovakia.

Mordechai Miller, now of East Northport, was hidden with his family by a Polish family, and later had to hide in the woods, where they all survived.

Hannah Robinson, now of Sound Beach, was born in Germany, and at nine years old her parents sent her with her brother to England, on the Kindertransport.

Ruth Minsky Sender, now of East Setauket, was born in Poland, was forced to live in the Lodz Ghetto, the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, the Mittelsteine and Grafenort work camps, and a displaced persons camp in Germany.

Event Date:        April 20, 2016; 11 am – 12:15 pm
Location:           Shea Theatre, Islip Arts Building, Suffolk County Community                           College, Ammerman Campus in Selden

Speakers:           Annie Bleiberg
Mordechai Miller
Hannah Robinson
Ruth Minsky Sender

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CALL TO ARTISTS: 2016 Embracing Our Differences

The Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding, Inc. is seeking submissions for the tenth annual Embracing our Differences outdoor art exhibition.

Each year Long Island artists, professionals, amateurs, teachers and students create works that interpret and explore the struggles and joys of living in a diverse community, and/or the impact of prejudice and hatred on human dignity. Selected artwork will be displayed as 16’ x 12’ banners at multiple venues, and will have an enormous impact on building an inclusive society – one that rejects hatred.

Through this worthy endeavor, the Embracing Our Differences art exhibition, together with related activities and events, demonstrates that diversity enriches lives, and may be downloaded at CHDHU.org

Please email us with any questions at chdhu@sunysuffolk.edu

Please feel free to share this information with others who may be interested in participating in the annual event.

Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding, Inc.
Suffolk County Community College, 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784
Telephone: 631-451-4700

L.I. Concentration Camp Survivor, U.S. Army Liberator Share Their World War II Experiences & Stories Nov 10, 2015

WitnessTuesday, November 10, 2015 11AM – 12:15PM

Free & Open to the Public

Concentration Camp and Holocaust survivor Werner Reich of Smithtown and Marvin Bochner, a Regimental Sergeant Major in the United States Army, 83rd and 89th Division during World War II will take the stage at Suffolk County Community College’s Islip Arts Building (Ammerman Campus, Selden) on Tuesday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to share their unique World War II perspectives as a concentration camp prisoner/survivor and U.S. liberator.

Bochner, drafted and sent to Europe to fight at age 17,  describes the liberation of a concentration camp in vivid detail; his approach to the Ohrdruf concentration camp, the first Nazi concentration camp liberated by U.S. troops. Bochner served in France, Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service, a part of which was served under U.S. General George Patton.

Werner Reich, now in his 90’s, endured the atrocities of four concentration camps between the ages of 15 and 17 years old.

Reich’s father, while living in Berlin in 1933,  lost his job because he was Jewish. Reich’s family, soon after, left Berlin for Zagreb, Yugoslavia. After Hitler invaded Yugoslavia and Croatia in 1941, Reich was forced to to live in hiding with two families until 1943, when he was found, arrested and beaten by the Gestapo. Reich was imprisoned and later transferred to Terezin concentration camp.

Reich said 30,000 people died from starvation in Terezin , and  of the 141,000 imprisoned only 17,000 survived.


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Embracing Our Differences October 28, 2015 Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding

EOD 2015Please Join Us!

Come see huge banners of artwork from local artists celebrating diversity!
The 2015 Embracing Our Differences outdoor art exhibition
features 27 billboard size images of juried artwork.

RECEPTION
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm
South Ocean Avenue Middle School
225 South Ocean Avenue in Patchogue

Please arrive early to see the artwork.
Refreshments will be provided.

OUTDOOR EXHIBIT
October 28 through November 8
On the grounds of the South Ocean Avenue Middle School

All are welcome.
This event is FREE and open to the public.

View the entire collection of this year’s selected art
Embracing Our Differences – LI Facebook page

Murals

The Embracing Our Differences – Long Island (EOD-LI) project is now in its ninth year.
Endorsed by a Nassau County proclamation and a Suffolk County resolution,
it has the objective of building a better community by promoting cultural
understanding and reinforcing values that respect human dignity.

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Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is: chdhu.org@gmail.com


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Holocaust Survivor and Subject of Award Winning Film Close to Evil at Suffolk for Screening and Discussion, Will be Joined by Film’s Director

Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental’s discovery that his former jailer Hilde Lisiewicz, a convicted war criminal, is alive and living in Hamburg is the subject of the 2013 Audience Award winning film Close to Evil that will be screened at Suffolk County Community College on Thursday, October 29 and followed by a discussion and analysis led by the film’s subject, Tomi Reichental, and the film’s director, Gerry Gregg.
A question and answer period will be a part of the post film discussion.

The screening and presentation are sponsored by the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding and Suffolk County Community College Honors College.
Admission is FREE. Tickets are not required.  All are welcome.

Close to Evil
Screening and Discussion with Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental and Close to Evil director, Gerry Gregg

Thursday, October 29, 2015
9:30 am to 12:15 pm

Suffolk County Community College
Shea Theater
Islip Arts Building
Ammerman Campus
533 College Rd.
Selden, NY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxSdgkJtf5M


Storyline
source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4234930/

An RTE Radio interview marking Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2012 is the catalyst for a remarkable journey. Holocaust survivor Tomi discovers one of his former jailers – Hilde Lisiewicz is alive and living in Hamburg. Lisiewicz is a convicted War Criminal. She claims she is a victim of victor’s justice. Tomi embarks on a quest to investigate the SS woman’s claims of innocence.

Unexpectedly Tomi’s odyssey ends where his story began, back in his native Merasice, meeting the ghosts from the past and embracing a German woman directly associated with the man who had a role in the liquidation of Tomi’s family.

Source: Suffolk County Community College

Challenges of a Diverse Community: Government Responds – Forum Sept. 30 at Suffolk County Community College

Challenges of a Diverse Community: Government Responds – Forum Sept. 30

Suffolk government officials will participate in a public forum on September 30, 2015 at 11 a.m. to discuss the unique issues and problems being faced by minority, LGBT, disabled and immigrant residents and how government has been responding. Representatives will be present from the Police, Health, Social Services and Labor Departments as well as from the Human Rights Commission.  Rabbi Steven Moss, who is the chairperson of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission, co-chair of the County Anti-Bias Task Force, and vice-chair of Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding, Inc. (CHDHU), will be the moderator.

The community and college students have been invited to a panel discussion of government officials on the response of the public sector to the increasingly diverse community living in Suffolk County.  This program, developed by the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding, Inc. in partnership with faculty at Suffolk County Community College, is in continuation of a series initiated in 2014 designed to explore the life experienced by minorities and immigrants in Suffolk County, develop empathy for their circumstances and create a culture of acceptance.
Breakout sessions scheduled for October 5 at 11 a.m. are intended to allow for dialogue with government officials and the development of action strategies to address the problems encountered by minorities and immigrants. One session will focus on law enforcement; the other will focus on human services, including social services, health and veterans services.

Event Date:             
September 30, 2015; 11 am – 12:15 pm

Location:
Shea Theatre, Islip Arts Building
Suffolk County Community College
Ammerman Campus in Selden

Speakers:
Police: Officer Terrance Buckley, Community Response Bureau
Health: Dr. Gregson Pigott, Medical Program Director
Labor: Vanessa Pugh, Chief Deputy Commissioner
Social Services: Traci Barnes, Assistant Commissioner
Human Rights: Mary Porter, Executive Director

Moderator:   
Rabbi Steven Moss, participating only on October 5
Judge Glenn Murphy, Supervising Judge of the District Court
Shannon O’Neill, Director of Veterans Affairs, Suffolk County Community College

Breakout Sessions:
October 5, 2015; 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Law enforcement: Islip Arts Building Building, Room 117
Human services: Eaton’s Neck Room, Babylon Student Center
ChallengesofDiverseCommunitySource: Suffolk County Community College


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The Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding, Inc. (CHDHU) Summer 2015 Newsletter & new website

CHDHU BannerA Conversation Among Survivors at the CHDHU

The CHDHU presented “A Conversation Among Survivors” on May 21 in the Shea Theater, our third such event.  Our participants, Werner Reich, Ruth Minsky Sender, Annie Bleiberg and Hannah Robinson spoke in moving ways of their experiences during the Holocaust to a large audience in the theater.  Moderated by Professor Steven Klipstein, the program aroused great interest and attention among the audience of students and community members. The program was also viewed by simulcast at the Smithtown, Commack and Three Village School Districts.

Each of the survivors has their own perspective and experience to present to the audience.  Werner Reich was from Germany and his parents moved to Croatia as a teenager.  He was taken prisoner by the Croatian Nazis and sent to Auschwitz.  After the war, Werner was able to come to the United States. He worked during the day and went to school at night to become an engineer.  After a long successful career Werner has become an articulate speaker about his Holocaust experience.

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A CONVERSATION AMONG SURVIVORS: Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance 4/22/15 at Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding, Inc.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Steven Schrier 631-451-4117
chdhu@sunysuffolk.edu

A CONVERSATION AMONG SURVIVORS
Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance

On April 22 four survivors will speak about life before and after the Holocaust, how the Holocaust shaped their lives and their vision.  As the Holocaust becomes more distant, now 70 years since liberation, we will have fewer opportunities to hear the insights of those who lived through that time.

A special feature of this year’s program will be that not only will it be heard by hundreds of community college students, students from the Knox School, and community members gathered in the Theatre on the Ammerman Campus of Suffolk County Community College, but it will also be viewed live over the internet by hundreds more gathered at the Commack and Smithtown School Districts and at the Eastern Campus of the College.

Our esteemed participants will be:

Annie Bleiberg, now of Woodbury, was born in Poland, was forced to live in the Lubaczow Ghetto, the Krakower Ghetto, the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and the Mohrisch Weisswasser work camp in Czechoslovakia.

Werner Reich, now of Smithtown, was born in Germany, moved to Yugoslavia, and was sent to Terezin Czechoslovakia, the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and Mauthausen.

Hannah Robinson, now of Sound Beach, was born in Germany, and at nine years old her parents sent her with her brother to England, on the Kindertransport.

Ruth Minsky Sender, now of East Setauket, was born in Poland, was forced to live in the Lodz Ghetto, the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, the Mittelsteine and Grafenort work camps, and a displaced persons camp in Germany.

Event Date:        April 22, 2015; 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location:           Shea Theatre, Islip Arts Building, Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus in Selden

Speakers:           Annie Bleiberg
Werner Reich
Hannah Robinson
Ruth Minsky Sender

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! 9th Annual Embracing our Differences

 CALL TO ARTISTS: 2015 Embracing Our Differences

 The Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding, Inc. is seeking submissions for the ninth annual Embracing our Differences outdoor art exhibition.

 

Each year Long Island artists, professionals, amateurs, teachers and students create works that interpret and explore the struggles and joys of living in a diverse community, and/or the impact of prejudice and hatred on human dignity. Selected artwork will be displayed as 16’ x 12’ banners at multiple venues, and will have an enormous impact on building an inclusive society – one that rejects hatred.

 

Through this worthy endeavor, the Embracing Our Differences art exhibition, together with related activities and events, demonstrates that diversity enriches lives, and helps build communities that value inclusion and acceptance.

 

To download a copy of the application, please visit CHDHU.org

 

Don’t forget to LIKE our Embracing our Differences – Long Island Facebook page.

 

Please email us with any questions at chdhu@sunysuffolk.edu

 

Please feel free to share this information with others who may be interested in participating in the annual event. Thank you for your support.
Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding, Inc.
Suffolk County Community College
533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

631-451-4117

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