August 21, 2018; 7:00pm – Sons of Providence – Documentary Screening & Discussion – In the first half of the 20th century, Providence College was a welcoming haven for Jewish students in Providence and southern New England. Despite the prevailing anti-Semitism and anti-immigrant sentiment of the period, the Dominican order of Catholic priests established an atmosphere where Jews could thrive academically and socially. Sons of Providence features interviews with Jewish alumni, faculty, and experts as they reflect on the College’s history and the experiences of Jews at the young, Catholic college. The documentary places the stories within the context of the larger historical and religious issues of the era, culminating with the Second Vatican Council in 1965 when the Catholic Church radically redefined its relationship with the Jewish people in the wake of the Shoah. Discussion will be led by Dr. Jennifer Illuzzi and Dr. Arthur Urbano of Providence College.
September 23, 2018; 3:00pm – The Promise – In honor of Armenian Independence the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center and The Genocide Education Project present the feature film The Promise. This films follows a love triangle amidst the horrors of war during the final days of the Ottoman Empire and amidst the first Genocide of the 20th century. (Rated PG-13) Admission is free. Refreshments served after the film.
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