Diversity and Inclusion Author Series: Dara Horn, People Love Dead Jews

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Name: Diversity and Inclusion Author Series: Dara Horn, People Love Dead Jews
Date: October 25, 2022
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Author Talk and Fireside Chat with Dara Horn

Agreeable Jews, Dead Jews, and the Challenge of Diversity - Is there any connection between recent antisemitic attacks and recent controversies about public Holocaust education? Actually, yes, and it's built into a strange historic bargain struck between Jews and non-Jewish societies, including here in the United States. Here are the parameters of that bargain, and the reasons why we all should opt out.

Meet Dara Horn
Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including the novels In the Image (Norton 2002), The World to Come (Norton 2006), All Other Nights (Norton 2009), A Guide for the Perplexed (Norton 2013), and Eternal Life (Norton 2018), and the essay collection People Love Dead Jews (Norton 2021). One of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists, she is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize, and she was a finalist for the JW Wingate Prize, the Simpson Family Literary Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books, Booklist’s Best 25 Books of the Decade, and San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of the Year, and have been translated into eleven languages. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications, and she is a regular columnist for Tablet. Horn received her doctorate in Yiddish and Hebrew literature from Harvard University. She has taught courses in these subjects at Sarah Lawrence College and Yeshiva University, and has held the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard. She has lectured for audiences in hundreds of venues throughout North America, Israel and Australia. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children.

Thank you to our 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sponsors!

Our Presenting Diversity Sponsors are CommunityAmerica Credit UnionEvergy and Hallmark. Our Workshop Presenting Sponsor is Commerce Bank. Our Cornerstone Sponsors are American Century InvestmentsBayerEwing Marion Kauffman FoundationJE Dunn ConstructionLockton CompaniesREACH Healthcare FoundationSaint Luke’s Health SystemT-Mobile and Waddell & Reed. Our Regional Diversity Sponsors are Arvest BankBlack & VeatchBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas CityBurns & McDonnellFleishmanHillardGEICOHeavy Constructors AssociationHoneywellKansas City Royals, KVC Health Systems, McCownGordon ConstructionState Street and VanTrust Real Estate. Our Supporting Diversity Sponsors are AccentureBank of AmericaBardavon Health InnovationsBlueScope Buildings North AmericaBryan Cave Leighton PaisnerCBIZ/MHMCernerChildren’s MercyEnterprise HoldingsErnst & YoungGarminHNTBHusch BlackwellH&R BlockKansas City UniversityLathrop GPMMazuma Credit UnionMcAnany, Van Cleave & PhillipsShook Hardy & BaconSouthwest AirlinesSpireStinsonThe Builders' AssociationThe University of KansasThe University of Kansas Health System and Turner Construction Company.
This event is presented in partnership with JCRB | AJC Kansas City with special thanks to Humanities Kansas & Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund
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Commerce Bank
Trust Building, 15th Floor Auditorium
922 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

Parking validation will be provided at registration. There are two garages available for parking. 
"Tower Garage" located on 910 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106
"Commerce Bank Building Garage" located on 1025 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105
Date/Time Information:
October 25, 2022
START 3:30 p.m.
END 4:45 p.m.
Contact Information:
Greg Valdovino
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