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Shabbat Salon: “A White Historian Confronts American Slavery”
December 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Slavery is arguably the most important topic in our history: American ideas about freedom developed in relation to slavery, it was the primary cause of the Civil War, and it was at the heart of
American economic growth.
This talk—illustrated with nearly sixty images—uses new
work from historians to describe slavery as inherent to the
development of American capitalism, to put the treatment
of human property into that context, and to describe
resistance to the slave system. It concludes with thoughts
about the contemporary importance of this history.
Historian Susan Strasser seeks to serve people grappling
with contemporary issues of race and racism. This is the
first of a series of illustrated talks, A White Historian Reads
Dinner by Nineveh Assyrian Food Truck:
ABOUT OUR SHABBAT SALON
We begin with a full Shabbat service at 6:00 pm followed by a catered dinner and speaker in the Social Hall at 7:00 pm. The presentation begins between 7:45 and 8:00 pm, and the event typically concludes at 9:00 pm. You will enjoy a buffet-style vegetarian dinner provided by locally owned Nineveh Assyrian Food Truck. Each menu is specially created just for TBH! Dinner is $15 per person. RSVP IS REQUIRED FOR THE DINNER ONLY. You may join us for the service and presentation without an RSVP.