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Let's Talk about the Holocaust: German and Jewish Students in Dialogue

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Wednesday March 6th 2019, 7pm-9pm

Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

75 years after the Holocaust, the lessons of the Shoah still resonate loudly. Join us for this Holocaust memory panel discussion moderated by Brandeis graduate Benyamin Meschede-Krasa,'17. Panelists include Elan Kawesch and Jillian Fisch, Jewish students at Brandeis, and Felix Knodel and Mia Balk, German volunteers with Aktion Suehnezeichen (Action Reconciliation Service for Peace) at Hebrew Senior Life. Following an opening discussion, audience members will be invited to contribute their own thoughts on the subject.

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Scaling Up the Resistance: Strategies and Stories from the German Climate Justice Movement

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Thursday March 7th 2019, 12pm-2pm

Lurias Room, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Join German activists from Ende Gelände ("Here and No Further") on their US tour as they share stories and tactics with local groups about successful mass mobilizations for climate justice, including their campaign to stop coal mines and protect Hambach Forest.

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About Ende Gelände: Over the last ten years, a strong and diverse radical climate justice movement has been growing in Germany, founded on principles of frontline struggles, mass mobilization, direct action, and cooperation across organizational and tactical differences.

The last few years saw the emergence of “Ende Gelände” mass mobilizations for civil disobedience; 6,000 people collectively blocked coal infrastructure last fall. Wearing their emblematic white overalls, demonstrators invaded mining pits, danced in front of the diggers, slept on the railways, and provoked pictures that have raised attention globally by exposing the dirty truth behind the official tale of the German energy transition “Energiewende” and making the connection between climate chaos and capitalism.

Focusing on tangible examples, the tour aims to advance ideas for mass mobilizations and build bridges between international approaches for climate justice.

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Lass uns tanzen!/Let's Dance!

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Sunday March 10th, 7pm - 11pm

Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

Join CGES for a ball!