RETHINKING OREGON JEWISH PIONEERS. DR. ELLEN EISENBERG, DWIGHT & MARGARET LEAR PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN HISTORY, WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY
Western historians have long framed the high level of acceptance and inclusion experienced by early Jewish settlers in the region in celebratory terms. Yet over the last several years, this story has begun to shift, as tales of heroic pioneers have been called into question by narratives of settler colonialism, land theft and genocide. In this presentation, Eisenberg will explore the impact of these shifting historical narratives from the point of view of a western Jewish historian, sharing how she rethought, revised and reframed her own work on Oregon Jewish pioneers in response to recent racial reckonings in western history and society.
RETHINKING OREGON JEWISH PIONEERS. DR...
Date and Time
Thursday Feb 15, 2024 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM PST
Thursday, February 15, 2024. Doors open at 5:45pm. Program begins at 6pm.
Salem Art Association - Bush Barn Art Center
600 Mission St SE, Salem, OR 97302
Free but registration requested: