Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Armin Langer, activist and founder of Salaam-Shalom
Reich College of Education, Rooms 124 B&C
This event is free and open to the public.
Appalachian State University will host activist Armin Langer, visiting from Berlin, Germany. Langer is the founder of the European interfaith/intercultural/interracial coalition Salaam-Shalom. Salaam-Shalom works on behalf of peaceful co-existence and coalition building between Jews, Muslims, targeted minorities and allies. Established in 2013 in Berlin, Salaam-Shalom has grown rapidly since its recent beginnings and now has chapters in cities and nations across Europe.
This program is co-sponsored by Appalachian's Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies program; the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies; the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies; the Department of Philosophy and Religion; Appalachian Hillel; and the Appalachian Peace & Genocide Education Club. Armin Langer's visit to North Carolina is also co-sponsored by the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte.
For more information, please contact Ann Pegelow Kaplan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-8991.
About Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies Program
Appalachian's Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies Program is an interdisciplinary degree-granting program housed in the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies. Two core faculty and our many faculty affiliates represent diverse disciplines, departments and colleges on campus. At the undergraduate level, we offer a GWS B.A., a GWS minor, a Girls' Studies minor and an LGBT Studies minor. At the graduate level, we offer a 12-hour graduate certificate and a 9-hour graduate minor in GWS.
About Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies
The Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies offers a range of courses as well as three interdisciplinary degree programs that explore critical, contemporary issues in culture and society--issues that often cut across disciplinary boundaries. Our faculty are actively involved in scholarship and applied research in the fields of gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, science and technology studies, globalization and development, global pop cultures and media & cultural studies. We offer degrees in the interdisciplinary fields of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies and Global Studies. Students can also design their own interdisciplinary degree through the department's "DIY" Interdisciplinary Studies degree program. Students in these three interdisciplinary degree programs take courses offered within the department by our core faculty, as well as classes taught by affiliate faculty from across the university.
About the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies
Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of further genocides. The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies.
About Department of Philosophy and Religion
In our contemporary world where so much conflict and human misery stems from religious and philosophical bases to politics, we can no longer afford to remain uninformed about the world's diversity of philosophical and religious perspectives. Come join us in our attempt to learn more about human communities, hopes and aspirations. By pursuing knowledge in this department, you will be participating in value inquiry and the search for meaning that motivates human beings and that characterizes human culture.