The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum is home to the permanent exhibition “Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years, 1933-1945”; the Blonder Family Gallery dedicated to Southern Jewish History; and the Schwartz Gallery, which hosts a variety of traveling and rotating exhibitions. The Museum Library and Cuba Family Archives add to on-site offerings while the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education provides a wonderful educational resource for students, teachers, and lifelong learners. Visit the Breman Museum for information on directions and parking. The event will include a presentation by a Holocaust survivor followed by a docent-led tour of the museum. Afterward, those interested can go for lunch at Atlantic Station (location to come). To RSVP, visit emeriti.gsu.edu/2017breman.
With Valentine’s Day comes Georgia State’s traditional gift of the Valentine’s Day luncheon for members. Each year the university treats us to a reception where we meet friends, former colleagues, current deans and other administrators. This time of fellowship and catching up is followed by an elegant lunch on beautifully decorated tables and includes an update on developments at the university. To RSVP, visit emeriti.gsu.edu/2017valentines.
Additional information to come in January 2017.
Jonathan Todres J.D. will discuss his book Human Rights in Children’s Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law as part of the Emeriti Association’s 2017 Author Series. Todres, professor of law at Georgia State, researches and writes on a range of issues related to children’s rights and child well-being. He has published extensively on child trafficking and related forms of child exploitation, economic and social rights issues, legal and cultural constructs of childhood, and human rights in children’s literature. Human Rights in Children’s Literature was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. For more information on the author, visit http://law.gsu.edu/profile/jonathan-todres/ and http://jonathantodres.com/. To RSVP, visit http://emeriti.gsu.edu/2017-authors-series/.
This event is free of charge for members of the Georgia State University Emeriti Association. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,965-acre site that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. Opposing forces maneuvered and fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Although most famous as a Civil War battlefield, Kennesaw Mountain has a much richer story. The tour will be guided by Georgia State alumnus Jay Haney. Invitation to follow in March; to RSVP, visit emeriti.gsu.edu/2017-kennesaw-tour.