Saturday, August 29, 2020

RVCC Holocaust Institute Sets September Webinars on Global Racial Injustice

Learning from the Struggles of Racial Injustice: Both Here and Abroad

The Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College will present two online webinars in September.

The programs, which are free of charge and open to the public, will run as Zoom webinars and include live discussions and question-and-answer segments.

Speaking from Germany, Dr. Susan Neiman (left) will talk about her book, Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of EvilThursday, September 10, at 10 a.m. In the wake of white nationalist attacks, the ongoing debate over reparations, and the controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and the contested memories they evoke, Neiman’s Learning from the Germans delivers an urgently needed perspective on how a country can come to terms with its historical injustice.

Addressing the group from South Africa on Thursday, September 17, at 10 a.m., Antoinette Sithole (right) will share the difficulties she faced growing up during apartheid, the impact of losing her brother, and her current efforts to educate and inform people.
To join either or both global discussions, email Holocaust Institute Program Specialist Michelle Edgar at
The series is being co-sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon, & Warren Counties; The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education; the Holocaust Education Center of the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center and 3GNJ.

Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to  a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses

RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit