Music of Resistance

7 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Please join the Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement and School of Music for a night of remembrance. The event is sponsored by Catharine Gould Chism Fund for the Humanities of the Arts and is free and open to the public.

The Music of Resistance is a testament to the resilience of those targeted in the Holocaust and finding light even in the darkest times. Using music written and composed during WWII, the Music of Resistance will starkly contrast the horrors of the Holocaust with the experiences those same communities face today.  

Music presented by: 
Jinshil Yi, Organ and Piano
Dawn Padula, Mezzo-Soprano
Eunmin Woo, Violin

Drawing from the long history of anti-Semitism, and its interweavings with racial bias, sexism, and anti-LGBTQ+ perspectives, this free, non-ticketed public event will be an evening to remember. Readers will share the stories behind the music, along with other selected readings, highlighting the ways the rise of facism and the Nazi movement targeted people of various backgrounds, and how the hate that is so heavily rooted in anti-Semitism creates a tapestry of harm impacting millions - then, and now. Complimenting the music and stories, curated images that further link the horrors of the Holocaust with ongoing patterns of bias and hate targeting women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, Muslims, immigrants, and more.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and all are welcome. Please note that both images and stories will contain painful and challenging subject matter; audience discretion is advised. The program will begin promptly at 7 p.m., and conclude by 8:15 p.m., without intermission. This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Catherine Gould Chism endowment at the University of Puget Sound.

For more information, please contact Dave Wright at