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Library EventWhy Anne Frank Still Matters: An Obermann Conversation

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Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

10/18/2021 5:00pm 10/18/2021 6:00pm Why Anne Frank Still Matters: An Obermann Conversation For several generations, Anne Frank has been a household name—the WWII diarist whose posthumously published book has been translated into more than 70 languages. But do younger generations know her story? When they encounter her, what resonates with them? In this conversation, we'll consider Anne's legacy and the ways her experience as a refugee, a person in hiding, an advocate for human rights, and a joyful creative spirit can speak to new generations. Speakers will include: Kirsten Kumpf Baele, Department of German (CLAS) Mallory Hellman, Director, Iowa Youth Writing Project Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz, Agudas Achim Synagogue Meghan Maleri, UI Business major Free and open to all, but registration is required. Register for webinar at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Fvm8RyIJTrycAB6qQEr4TA This program is cosponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erin Hackathorn in advance at erin-hackathorn@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-4034. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

Zoom event

For several generations, Anne Frank has been a household name—the WWII diarist whose posthumously published book has been translated into more than 70 languages. But do younger generations know her story? When they encounter her, what resonates with them?

In this conversation, we'll consider Anne's legacy and the ways her experience as a refugee, a person in hiding, an advocate for human rights, and a joyful creative spirit can speak to new generations.

Speakers will include:

Kirsten Kumpf Baele, Department of German (CLAS)
Mallory Hellman, Director, Iowa Youth Writing Project
Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz, Agudas Achim Synagogue
Meghan Maleri, UI Business major

Free and open to all, but registration is required. Register for webinar at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Fvm8RyIJTrycAB6qQEr4TA

This program is cosponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erin Hackathorn in advance at erin-hackathorn@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-4034.

This event is open to the public.

Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

Cosponsor Name: Jennifer New

Cosponsor Phone: 319-335-4034