A collaboration between WSU and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is bringing the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture and programming to the Northwest, beginning a multi-year regional initiative to address anti-Semitism, racism, and histories of persecution in North America.
Raymond Sun, associate professor in the Department of History, sparked the idea for the lecture coming to WSU.
The goal is for WSU to collaborate with the USHMM for the next several years on regional programming, putting WSU at the center of conversations that engage communities and combat racism.
“We hope that by understanding why and how genocides have happened, that can inform present policy and social attitudes, and prevent things like that from happening in the future,” Sun said.