KSU hosts Jewish Life in the South Symposium: Hate Groups and Crimes in the South

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (March 9‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University will host the fourth annual Jewish Life…

Georgia (Mar 9, 2007) — KSU hosts Jewish Life in the South Symposium: Hate Groups and Crimes in the South

Jeremy Craig

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (March 9‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University will host the fourth annual Jewish Life in the South Symposium‚ looking at hate groups and hate crimes in the South on Wednesday‚ March 28.

The symposium will feature Joshua Ginsberg‚ assistant director of the Southeast Region of the Anti−Defamation League‚ as well as James Moran‚ a discipline hearing officer who has extensive experiences dealing directly with gangs and hate groups.

Program leaders will explore the dynamics of hate groups and hate crimes in the South‚ and will address many issues‚ including what constitutes a hate crime‚ what groups perpetrate such crimes and their activity in the Southeast‚ the extent of the groups’ impact on the southern Jewish experience and how hate groups and hate crimes can be counteracted.

Sponsored by KSU’s Holocaust Education Program‚ the Anti−Defamation League‚ the Marcus Foundation and the Center for Regional History and Culture‚ the event will be held in Room 400 of the KSU Center‚ 3333 Busbee Drive‚ Kennesaw.

Activities will start with a reception at 6 p.m. with self−guided tours of KSU’s exhibit‚ “Parallel Journeys: WWII and the Holocaust through the Eyes of Teens.” Presentations will begin at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public‚ but registration is required by Friday‚ March 23.

To register for the event or for more information‚ contact Olivia C. Smith at 678−797−2085 or osmith3@kennesaw.edu‚ or visit www.kennesaw.edu/paralleljourneys/jewishlife.shtml

To reach the KSU Center from Atlanta‚ take Interstate 75 to Chastain Road (Exit 271). At the end of the exit ramp‚ turn right onto Chastain Road. Turn right onto Busbee Drive. KSU Center will be on your right. Enter through the East Entrance and walk down the hall to the fountain (the structure that houses the Parallel Journeys exhibit will be on your left).

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.


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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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