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Elmhurst University Teach-In

Monday, February 21, 2022
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Michelle Sobey

“2022: Holocaust Memory & Technology”
Facilitated by Michelle Sobey ’08

How will we remember the Holocaust when we have no more survivors, liberators or witnesses left to tell their stories? How is technology helping us learn and remember history? From interactive video testimonies to 3D holographs and virtual reality simulations, this session will discuss the exciting potential – and ethical cautions – of utilizing technology to keep the past alive.

Monday, Feb. 21, 5:00–6:30 p.m.


Second Generation Survivors: History Through Testimony
David Laub

The guilt Walter Laub carried as a Holocaust survivor and WWII veteran was emotionally scarring, which he then passed down to his son, David Laub, who will share his father’s tale and how survivor guilt has become a multi-generational story.

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 10:00–11:00 a.m.


MARK SEGAL—Journalist. Author. Stonewall Pioneer.
Hosted by Dr. Joshua VanArsdall

In the summer of 1969, a six-day clash between police and LGBTQ+ civilians ignited, sparking the rise of the gay liberation movement and fundamentally changing popular discourse surrounding LGBTQ+ activism in the United States. The Stonewall Uprising was the culmination of years of LGBTQ+ activism, led by pioneering Upstanders that shifted the movement nationwide from thousands to millions – each fighting for fundamental human rights.

Join Mark Segal as he recalls his experience as a participant in the Stonewall riots and reflects on the role of media in shaping history.

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 5:00–6:00 p.m.


“Callings and Convictions” Speaker Series Presents
Bruce King, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Interviewed by: Jorge Duran’24, Political Science Major

Who am I?
Where am I going?
What “good” am I called to do?

Join Bruce King as he reflects on his life’s paths and where he is heading—all through the lenses of his discerned “callings,” his moral compass, and his spirit to “do good” in our world.

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 9:15–10:15 a.m.


KEYNOTE ADDRESS—”How the Word is Passed: A Conversation with Clint Smith”
Conversation facilitated by Dr. Janice Tuck Lively

Clint Smith is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of the narrative nonfiction book, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America, which was a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and the poetry collection Counting Descent, which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award.

Thursday, Feb. 24, 11:45 a.m.–12:50 p.m.


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