Event highlights



Immigration Action Learning Team is Helping Migrants in Flagstaff



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Miriam Event
Mitzvah Project
Larry Price Film


My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me


When Tragedy Hits Home

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Sami Awad, Director of the Holy Land Trust

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  • Dr. Wendy Lower: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

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  • Holocaust Education Conference, 2015
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  • Through the Eyes of Youth: Life and Death in the Bedzin Ghetto

    Forever scarred by years of Nazi German occupation, young Jewish people in the Polish city of Będzin lived through a world of violence, hatred and loss.

    A new exhibit created by NAU undergraduates under the mentorship of the Martin-Springer Institute tells the story of young people in Będzin before, during, and after the Holocaust. It opened Sept. 30, 2015 on the NAU campus. Read more.


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  • Opening of Exhibit: Through the Eyes of Youth: Life and Death in the Bedzin Ghetto
  • Academic Symposium at NAU: Muslims & Jews: Challenging the Dynamics of Hate (organized with U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)
  • Art Show: Wounded Landscapes: Post-Holocaust Drawings, Artist's Books, and Paintings
  • Speaker Event: With Justice for All (Morris Dees, Southern Poverty Law Center)
  • Teaching the Holocaust: Complicity and Collaboration 
  • Echoes and Reflections 
  • Opening of Permanent Exhibit: Berlin Wall (University Union, 2nd floor)
  • Digital History Project with NAU Students (Bedzin Exhibit)
  • Film Series: Screening & Discussion of Aftermath (Poland) and Budrus (Israel/Palestine)
  • Yom HaShoah Commemoration, with Jewish communities, hosted at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Flagstaff
  • Co-sponsorship of Diary of Anne Frank, Theatrikos Theater Company, Flagstaff
  • Evening with Israel Unger, Holocaust Survivor, Theatrikos Theater Company
  • Tribute to Nelson Mandela, with South African General Consul Cyril Ndaba, NAU
  • Director’s Talk on Death Penalty Abolition, Federated Church, Flagstaff
  • Participation at Scottsdale Holocaust Education Conference
  • Lecture on Perpetrators, Genocide Awareness Week, Scottsdale Community College
  • Panelist on Ethnic Discourse in Colonial Rwanda, ASU, Phoenix
  • Participation at Interfaith Summit, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
  • Workshop on Reconciliation for PhD students, Center for Reconciliation, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • International Symposium: Aftermath of Mass Trauma and Violence, University of the Free State, South Africa



  • Fall lecture series
  • Quartuor pour la Fin du Temps
  • Year-long student research project on the Jewish ghetto of Bedzin, Poland, with aim at creating a traveling exhibit
  • Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on Civil Discourse and Civic Engagement
  • Spring Speaker Series: “Gender, Race, and Community” with Dr. Zilka Spahić-Šiljak, University of Sarajevo, on Women and the Islamic Concept of Compassion in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Professor Sybol Anderson, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, on The Imperative of Post Racialism
  • Yom HaShoah commemoration in cooperation with the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, Heichal Baoranim, Arizona Mountain Chorale, NAU’s Women’s Choir and Leslie Baker’s Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy dance students
  • Fran Sterling, of Facing History and Ourselves, facilitates Holocaust Education conference for teachers
  • 5-day Racial Reconciliation Seminar: Joint project for students from NAU and St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Art Exhibit on Border Issues
  • First-Year Seminar, “Great Immigration Debate”: Educational Trip to U.S./Mexico Border
  • Undocumented: Migrant Justice, National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA)
  • Honors 394: Field-trip to U.S. Mexico Border 
  • Moral Courage Symposium, with Ponderosa High School students
  • Director’s Lecture on German Family History & the Holocaust, Arizona Jewish Historical Society, Phoenix
  • Staff Attendance of USHMM Regional Education Summit, Tempe
  • Facilitation of National Teacher Workshop, Memorial Library Leadership Institute, New York City
  • Lecture on Trauma, Psychoanalytical Institute, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Workshop on Generational Trauma, Study Group on Intergenerational Consequences of the Holocaust (PAKH), Koln, Germany
  • Presentation on Post-1945 Narratives of German Theologians, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Between Trauma and Politics (Part I): Trilateral Israeli-German-Palestinian Dialogue, Freiburg, Germany
  • Research Project on Generational Trauma, with Prof. Gobodo-Madikizela (South Africa) and PAKH, Germany


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  • Dr. Cornel West on Education as a Human Right
  • Barbara Coloroso facilitates bullying prevention conference for teachers
  • Fall Speaker Series in honor of the Night of Broken Glass, with musicologist Dr. Joseph Toltz, University of Sydney, Australia, and Prescott resident Harold Minuskin, Holocaust survivor
  • Beyond Borders: 5-day student field trip to AZ/Mexico border


  • Winona LaDuke on Social Justice and the Environment
  • Claudio Sanchez, NPR’s education reporter
  • Dr. Nalini Nadkarni on Broadening the Environmental Movement
  • Rwandan survivor Claude Gatebuke, Holocaust survivor Paul Fiegl, and author Alexandra Zapruder present at Holocaust education conference
  • Dr. Justin Patchin, Wisconsin University Eau Claire, facilitates cyber bullying conference for teachers


  • Spike Lee, director of When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, speaks at NAU in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance day
  • Dr. James Gabarino, Loyola University Chicago, facilitates bullying prevention conference for teachers
  • Jen Marlowe, co-director of Darfur Diaries and Rebuilding Hope, screens both films and presents on how environmental conflicts can spark wars and genocide
  • Panel discussions, SB1070 and the Battle Over Immigration, A Three Part Series


  • Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize winning author of MAUS, presents on Tolerance and the Arts
  • Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Florida University, facilitates bullying prevention conference for teachers


  • Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, keynote speaker on relational bullying
  • Design and creation of traveling exhibit Nazi Olympics
  • Dr. David Clay Large, Professor of History at Montana State University, on Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936
  • Billy Mills, Olympic Gold Medalist, speaks on Sports and Tolerance


  • Hotel Rwanda 
  • Paul Rusesabagina, inspiration for the movie, speaks at NAU in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day