Center for Social Justice and Holocaust Studies
at Burlington County College
Jonathan M. Alexander, Ph.D. ~ Director
RESOURCES and ACTIVITIES:
LIT 216~Poetry of the Holocaust (link)
LIT 217~The Holocaust in World Literature (link)
Holocaust Resources on the Internet (link)
Annual trip to US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
"An American Tragedy" Writing Project: Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to share their thoughts on how the tragic events of September 11th have impacted them. E-mail personal expressions to Dr. Jonathan Alexander or send them via US Mail c/o Dr. Alexander to: Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ 08068. Please send all comments by December 1st to be included in the upcoming publication. Call with questions, 609-894-9311 x6223. Visit Comcast Online at http://newjersey.inyourtown.com and click on "Express Yourself" for more project information.
For more information about these and other activities, or if you wish to participate in the development of this campus resource, please contact Ray Barclay at the BCC Library or contact me by e-mail or telephone at 609-894-9311 x6223.
Solidarity Vigil to memorialize the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Faculty, staff and students gathered at 1:00 to share fears and inspiration during this troubling time (September 2001)
Donato DeSimone, Italian Holocaust survivor, met with students of LIT 217, The Holocaust in World Literature. Mr. DeSimone was accompanied by friend and BCC Professor of Chemistry Dr. Vincent Sollimo (April 2001)
Dr. Vera Goodkin, survivor (April 2001)
Over 70 students, faculty and staff visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. The trip was funded by the Student Government Association and sponsored by the Creative Writers Guild and the Psychology Club (March 2001)
To commemorate National AIDS Awareness Day, faculty, student and staff got together for readings and a visit by Immy Ferrara of the Philadelphia AIDS Fund. Immy is also co-founder of A Mother's Pledge and shared stories of her own son who was taken before his time. Also, on proud display was a section of the AIDS quilt (November 2000)
Barbara Wind, child of Holocaust survivors and award-winning poet, conducted a writing workshop with BCC students. Ms. Wind shared experiences of the writing profession and read a selection of her favorite poetry (April 2000)
- Readings, songs, musical interludes and personal reflections were offered at a
The Burlington County College Center for Social Justice and Holocaust Studies
is committed to diversity awareness and prejudice reduction through
the development of educational programs and resources for area residents.