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Two Upcoming Events!

How to Build a Radical Archive: Oral History and the People Who Make It

Wednesday, October 11th from 6-7:30pm ET at Park Avenue Armory, in NYC:

Join Jewish Currents, in collaboration with the NYC Trans Oral History Project, for an event that brings together archivists, curators, and artists working to preserve and animate radical histories. What is the role of oral history in the social movement archive? What is the experience of making these histories, both for the historians and for their interview subjects? And who are radical archives for? Jewish Currents senior editor Ari Brostoff will moderate the conversation.

This event is part of the NYC Trans Oral History Project’s residency at the Park Avenue Armory. During the residency, which runs from October 2nd–15th, the archive will host an incredible array of LGBTQ+ artists, scholars, dancers, and oral historians who will share their work and illuminate the archive’s collection of stories from over 200 trans New Yorkers.

Jewish Media in America

Wednesday, October 11th at 5:30pm PT at Stanford University:

Presented by Stanford University’s Taube Center for Jewish Studies in conjunction with the Berman ArchiveJoin us for a wide-ranging conversation between Jewish Currents editor-in-chief Arielle Angel and The Forward editor-in-chief Jodi Rudoren on the state of American Jewish media, moderated by J. The Jewish News of Northern California CEO Jo Ellen Green Kaiser. They will discuss ways that each publication balances uniquely Jewish perspectives in a medium beholden to the “impartiality” of journalistic ethics, the pitfalls and power of public opinion writing, and the density of intellectual and historical discourse. Does the “Jewish” of their titles refer to their approaches to the work or their audience? How do they ensure the integrity of their publications’ missions while juggling Israel and US politics, Jewish communal politics, and antisemitism? How is their work informed by a historical understanding of American Jewish communities?