Loosely fashioned after the popular City Club Forum, these sessions provide the community with a unique luncheon program once a month, in which contemporary issues are discussed. Led by local university faculty and laypeople, this forum provides participants the opportunity to engage in meaningful questions and conversations.
What constitutes sexual harassment? Is accusation enough or do you need proof? How many people need to accuse to make it real, or is one enough? Do the same rules apply to everyone or are public figures held to a higher standard? Is it fair to be tried in the media? How can we hope to get fair legislation?
In this presentation, historian Jeffrey Veidlinger draws on his experiences interviewing hundreds of Yiddish speakers in Eastern Europe. He reflects on the uses of oral history to the historian, the intimate details it can reveal about the past, our memories and the things we value most in life.