Generations of Yiddish writers described racial injustice in America, their adopted home, taking on slavery, lynching, segregation, and everyday casual racism as literary subjects. America is once again confronting its long history and present reality of racial violence in a renewed wave of protests and calls for justice. What can the Yiddish writing of previous generations of protest reveal to us about our own moment? Join our panel of translators and scholars in a conversation about race and social justice in Yiddish literature.
This live event will be presented via Zoom and will stream live on the Yiddish Book Center's Facebook page. Space is limited. If you’d like to reserve a virtual seat in the Zoom audience—which will allow you to submit questions—registration is required.