For Immediate Release – September 25, 2013
Media Contact: Alicia Steger
Nassau Community College Presents
Sexual Persecution: A Weapon of War and Genocide
Garden City, NY – The Jewish Studies Project at Nassau Community College is proud to present Sexual Persecution: A Weapon of War and Genocide, which will take place on Wednesday, October 10 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 252-253 of the College Center Building.
Sexual Persecution: A Weapon of War and Genocide will be presented by Beth Lilach, Education Director of the Glen Cove Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center. In her presentation, she will discuss specific cases of mass rape and sexualized violence regarding Jews during the Holocaust, Koreans during the Japanese occupation in World War II, Muslims during the Balkan war in the 1990s, and Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide. Lilach will also examine the aftermath of large-scale sexual violence and its impact on individuals and communities. She will describe why it's still considered a "taboo" subject by survivors as well as historians. At the end of the talk, research and action resources will be distributed.
Beth Lilach is the Senior Director of Education and Community Affairs at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove. She is on the Executive Board and Education Committee of the Nassau County Task Force on Bias Crimes and serves on the Advisory Board for the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights. Lilach is a member of myriad professional organizations, including African Studies Association, the International Association of Genocide Scholars, and the Women's Studies Association. In addition to Holocaust history, Lilach's research areas include comparative genocide, women's history, and bullying and hate crime prevention.
For more information about Sexual Persecution: A Weapon of War and Genocide — which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled — please call Dr. Sally Ann Drucker at 516.572.7185 X5667.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where almost 24,000 full- and part-time students and nearly 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.