The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is partnering with Mayerson JCC to present a traveling exhibit on historic and modern day slavery in time for the Passover holiday.Slavery, both historic and modern day, is explored through artwork, short videos, lectures and films. This ground-breaking mutli-media exhibit features art through the ages, and is open to the public for the first time at the Mayerson JCC.In partnership with Mayerson JCC, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
After watching the film, Twelve Years A Slave, my colleague, Rich Cooper, and I were reeling with emotions. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s performance as Solomon Northup gave us goosebumps – not to mention the performances by Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o. Everyone I talked to was processing the film days later, and we realized how important it was to work through the emotions this film rattled inside of us.
Lucy Terry Prince: The Griot's Voice, Peggie Hartwell
Invisible: Slavery Today is the world's first museum-quality, permanent exhibition on the subjects of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.