Braided Memories: Diaspora, Memorialization, and Identity

Close up image of older woman with graying hair with face on hand wearing a purple sleeveless top
March 22, 2023 - 7:00 PM


What does it mean to seek refuge? How does it feel to be welcomed or denied entry into a new country? What does it mean to leave your home to seek safety far away? In the exhibition Braided Memories, Chilean Jewish poet, writer, and human rights activist Dr. Marjorie Agosín explores these questions and more through the story of her great grandmother, Helena Broder, who fled her home in Vienna for safety in Chile in the wake of Kristallnacht. Join Dr. Agosín for a conversation about the experiences of Jewish refugees in Chile and the power of art with a poetry reading, artist talk, and moderated audience Q&A.  

This program is co-sponsored by the CWRU Departments of Modern Languages & Literatures and Religious Studies, Office of Student Affairs, International Studies Program, Judaic Studies Program, Max Kade Institute, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, Alianza Latina, and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.