Dr. Joshua Furman explores how Jewish Houstonians have experienced discrimination and exclusion, with a focus on neighborhoods, social spaces, and occupations. Using materials from the Joan and Stanford Alexander Jewish Archives at Rice University, Dr. Furman examines instances of antisemitism from the 20th century to the present. He concludes with a discussion of ways in which Houston’s Jewish community has been involved in interfaith efforts to combat all forms of prejudice and create a more open and welcoming city for all Houstonians.
This program is co-presented with the Boniuk Institue for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance at Rice University, and is presented on the occasion of the Menil’s exhibition, Si Lewen: The Parade. A light reception will immediately follow the lecture.