The Macomb Daily
The Zekelman Holocaust Center to host ‘Where are all the women? Untold experiences from the Holocaust’ program
The Zekelman Holocaust Center (The HC) will present, “Where Are All the Women: Untold Experiences from the Holocaust,” March 8 at 7 p.m.
The program, which commemorates International Women’s Day, features Katie Chaka Parks, Wayne State University (WSU) doctoral candidate and manager of adult education at The HC.
Parks’ presentation examines how research and teaching of the Holocaust are often reflected through the lens of men and their experiences. She will illuminate the untold stories of women during the Holocaust and acknowledge how and why their experiences were different because they were women.
Parks has taught courses for the history department and gender, sexuality and women’s studies program at WSU. Her dissertation research addresses the intersectionality of experiences of gender and sexuality during the Holocaust and the inclusion/exclusion of women’s experiences within museum exhibits across the United States.
“To fully understand the story of the Holocaust, we need to learn about the experiences of women as well as men,” said Ruth Bergman, director of education at The HC. “This is not a subcategory of Holocaust history, but an integral part of it. As an emerging expert in this field, Katie provides all of us a richer understanding of the Holocaust by giving voice to women’s perspectives and experiences.”
There is no charge to attend this program. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required as space is limited. Reserve your spot at holocaustcenter.org/March.
Program Supporters for the event are Robin & Leo Eisenberg, Susan & Robert Gordon, Sandy Schreier, Sara Guyer & Scott Straus, and Stacey & Marc Wittenberg. The Program Sponsor is the PNC Foundation. Community Partners are The Wayne State University Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and the University of Detroit Mercy Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
The Zekelman Holocaust Center is at 28123 Orchard Lake Rd, in Farmington Hills. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 5 pm. and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The last admission is one hour before closing. Wheelchair accessible. Free parking.
For more information visit holocaustcenter.org or call 248-553-2400.