Thursday, March 29, 2012

Speakers Series presents "Portrait of Resistance"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents “Portrait of Resistance” featuring Mitch Braff, executive director of the Jewish Partisan Education Foundation in San Francisco.

WHEN: Monday, April 9, 2012 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library

DETAILS: Most people have never heard of the 20,000-30,000 Jews who fought back against the Nazis as Jewish partisans. These Jews were responsible for blowing up thousands of armored convoys and thwarting the Nazi war machine in countless ways. This information has the power to transform people's perception of the Jewish experience during the Holocaust.

The mission of the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation is to develop and distribute effective educational materials about the Jewish partisans and their life lessons, bringing the celebration of heroic resistance against tyranny into educational and cultural organizations.

Mitch Braff’s lecture will coincide with the photo exhibit entitled “Pictures of Resistance” to be displayed on campus in the Access Gallery, located in the Visual & Performing Arts Building (VPA). The exhibit runs March 20 – April 20, 2012.

For a list of other ECCE Speakers Series events and more information, visit

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