Join us at our conference, “Ethiopian Israelis and the Creation of Knowledge: Encounters of Homeland and Diaspora,” for a day of free academic workshops. Lunch (kosher) will be provided.
You can register for one, two, or all three sessions:
- Whose Story Is This?: Scholars and Communities in the Creation of Knowledge
- Israel in Africa, Africa in Israel: Diasporas and Homelands in the Zionist Imagination
- Special Pedagogy Workshop for Educators: Ethiopian-Israelis and Global Blackness
The story of Ethiopian immigration to Israel has been told many times, but often from the perspective of the non-Ethiopian onlooker as a story of the “rescue” of African Jews and how open (or resistant) they have been to change after two generations in Israel.
This conference takes a different approach: We will bring Ethiopian scholars, activists and artists into the center of the picture. Understanding this encounter as malleable and contingent, we will examine not just how Israel affected Ethiopian Jews, but how these immigrants changed Israeli society.
Co-sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education. We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, under the auspices of the Ilan Troen Lecture on Contemporary Israel Affairs. With thanks to the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.+ More... - Less...
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