When the FBI began mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, Buddhist priests were among the first to be incarcerated. "American Sutra" tells the story of Japanese American Buddhists (the largest group of Buddhists in the United States at that time) in the context of anti-Japanese sentiment during World War II and draws parallels to contemporary challenges to religious freedom facing Americans today.
Professor Hamza Zafer of the University of Washington in Seattle will discuss “Safiyya, daughter of Aaron: Muhammad’s Jewish Wife in Early Muslim Historiography” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Rosenfield Center, Room 101.
Valerie Ann Johnson, who holds a faculty chair and directs Africana Women’s Studies at Bennett College in North Carolina, will give a lecture about how women respond to white supremacy and fascism at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in Room 152 of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.
March 12-13, 2019, Sunny Yudkoff will present on the role played by tuberculosis in the life and writing of the Hebrew modernist David Vogel and also participate in an informal conversation, Jewish Studies Today, with students.
Tickets are required for the free performance to be held Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m., in Flanagan Theatre. Adapted and directed by Phala O. Phala with Tony B. Miyambo as Red Peter the Ape.