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Creative Engagements with the Venice Ghetto

Sunday, March 6 @ 11:00 am –  Join a FREE  Zoom panel discussion featuring Marjorie Agosín and Margaux Fitoussi, moderated by Katharine Trostel and Amanda Sharick.  The Venice Ghetto: A Memory Space that Travels asks important questions about what lessons the Venice Ghetto might carry for the twenty-first century. How do we resist thinking about the Ghetto as a static site and instead embrace it as a dynamic place of cultural interchange? How do we work toward preserving the physical space while simultaneously embracing the ongoing process of collective memory making? Memory, just like the environment, functions within a fragile ecosystem. And in the context of Venice, the indiscriminate pursuit of instant gratification and profit has jeopardized both, unleashing natural catastrophe and creating an uncertain future for the city.

Events organized by the Jewish Community Library and co-presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.

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