Arbus Magazine Jan/Feb 2011 : Page 53

J acksonville Main Library Exhibition & Holocaust Initiative Lecture Series Examine Nazi Eugenics & Ethical Issues of Today • Tuesday, January 25, 7:00 p.m. Film and Discussion – “Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History” Presenter: Lecia J. Brooks, outreach director, Teaching Tolerance, A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Reception at 6:00 p.m.; Starts at 7:00 p.m. Location: Robinson Theatre, UNF • Wednesday, January 26, 9:00 a.m. Film and Discussion – “Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History”— The program is repeated for Northeast Florida school district administrators and child-serving organization leaders. Presenter: Maureen Costello, director, Teaching Tolerance, A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Location: The Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership. • Thursday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. Complicity & Resistance in a Controlled Society— Examines the decision to comply with or resist the established order from various institutional and professional perspectives—business, psy-chology, religion, the military, and the sciences. Some of the societies to be discussed include: the segregated U.S. south; the so-called “dirty” war, with its “disappeared,” in the southern c one of Latin America; the Soviet Union; present day Mexico, with its drug wars; and Nazi Germany. College of Arts & Sciences, Jacksonville University. Location: Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University. • Monday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. Stand Up/Speak Out: Responding to Racism in Jacksonville –This event will be broadcast live to all FSCJ campuses. Location: FSCJ Wilson Center for the Performing Arts, Florida State College at Jacksonville. “Nazism is applied biology.” Rudolf Hess, Deputy to Adolf Hitler Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, an exhibition about the role of science in Nazi ideology, opened at Jacksonville’s Main Library in December. The exhibition examines how the Nazi leader-ship, in collaboration with individuals in the professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legit-imize persecution, murder and, ultimately, genocide. Produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, Deadly Medicine will be on display through March 13. “Deadly Medicine explores the Holocaust’s roots in then-contem-porary scientific and pseudo-scientific thought,” explains exhibition curator Susan Bacharach. “At the same time, it touches on complex ethical issues we face today, such as how societies acquire and use scientific knowledge and how they balance the rights of the individ-ual with the needs of the larger community. We are pleased to be bringing this important exhibition to the Jacksonville Public Library and a new Southeast audience.” Jacksonville’s Remembering for the Future Community Holocaust Initiative is presenting a lecture series to complement the exhibit. The public is invited to visit the exhibition and join experts in discussion of some of the most important questions we face today on medical ethics, eugenics, perceptions of disability and diversity. Remembering for the Future is a collaborative partnership of com-munity organizations and individuals that has promoted Holocaust education and remembrance in Northeast Florida since 2004. Contact Leslie Kirkwood, chairperson, Remembering for the Future, at (904) 246-0457 or lkirkwood@comcast.net for more information about the exhibit and lecture series. www.teachingtolerance.org jan/february 2011 • www.ar b u s . c o m 53

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