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The Roots of Antisemitism

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Roots of Antisemitism

Florida hosts 68 hate groups. Historically, the hatred of Jews, or antisemitism, has been the early warning signal of a society in danger. During the pandemic, hatred and racism have been on the rise for Jews, Blacks, Asians, women, and Central American immigrants. This compelling presentation showcases the genesis and tropes through the power of imagery in communicating hatred; the modern world and contemporary racist images; the challenges of the internet and social media in the spread of hatred; and, actions we can take to help combat racism and hatred.

Marcia Jo Zerivitz, LHD, is the Founding Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU in South Beach. A trailblazer in Florida nonprofits for 60 years, she observed that Florida’s Jewish community had a challenge: its continuity. Traveling 250,000 miles from 1984 to 1992, she collected stories and material evidence to document more than 250 years of hidden Jewish history. Her work resulted in the MOSAIC exhibit, and eventually the Jewish Museum of Florida.

Attendees can attend this program in person in Meeting Room A of the library or on Zoom. Registration is required for both. Free parking is available in the public parking lot and garage located adjacent to the library. This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and Leesburg Public Library Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

April 16 @ 1:00 pm -
April 16 @ 2:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Marcia Jo Zerivitz, LHD
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Event Contact:

Deborah Bussinger
(352) 728-9790

Event Venue:

Leesburg Public Library
100 East Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
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Venue Phone:
(352) 728-9790

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