Author Archives: Cherri Gann

About Cherri Gann

EA-PubAffairs(News&Info)

Images of Berlin and Warsaw

Some images from Claudia Zapata, a Ph.D. student in art history:  

Posted in Art History in Germany and Poland 2016 | Comments Off on Images of Berlin and Warsaw

Villa Emma Foundation

An update from Alla, a law student: Between 1942 and 1943 Villa Emma was a hiding place for about 70 Jewish children from Germany, Austria and Poland. They were supported by the Italian citizens, doctor and priest of Nonantola. The … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights in Italy 2016 | Comments Off on Villa Emma Foundation

Museum of the Risiera di San Sabba in Trieste, Italy

An update from Alla, a law student: The Risiera di San Sabba was built in early 1900s as a rice-husking factory in San Sabba. During 1943-1945, it became a concentration camp for the detention of political prisoners, partisans, Jews and … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights in Italy 2016 | Comments Off on Museum of the Risiera di San Sabba in Trieste, Italy

Fascism Traces in Bolzano

An update from SMU alumnus Pedro Gonzalez Corona ’12: If we feel too comfortable with the things around us, and think that they are indeed meaningful and part of the context, then this embodiment of references is not only a … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights in Italy 2016 | Comments Off on Fascism Traces in Bolzano

The Realty of Selma and my Naiveté

An update from Cydney: Selma, Alabama. Movies were made and books were written about the tremendous acts of courage that occurred in this little city. Out of any other place we were traveling to on the pilgrimage, Selma was the … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2016 | Comments Off on The Realty of Selma and my Naiveté

‘Why Didn’t America Take Better Care of Her?’

An update from Abby, a sophomore majoring in human rights and international studies: Going on a class trip was not what I had in mind for my spring break. I thought it was going to feel like school and that … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2016 | Comments Off on ‘Why Didn’t America Take Better Care of Her?’

Loved Ones

An update from Kendell, a sophomore majoring in dance and human rights and minoring in women and gender studies: During my visit to the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, a small photograph of Dr. King Jr. and his wife, Coretta, … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2016 | Comments Off on Loved Ones

Medgar Evers

An update from Casandra, a senior majoring in political science: 3/10/2016 Medgar Evers. The name rings in my ears, the lingering kind of sound you wish your mind could set aside but persists nonetheless. A man fighting for justice who … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2016 | Comments Off on Medgar Evers

Bookburning Memorial

An update from Dr. Janis Bergman-Carton, SMU’s associate professor of Art History: Here is Claire in Berlin setting the scene for a conversation about Library, a subterranean counter-memorial by artist Mischa Ulmann that marks the site of Nazi book burnings in … Continue reading

Posted in Art History in Germany and Poland 2016 | Comments Off on Bookburning Memorial

Reconciliation, Hope, and Passing Down the Story

An update from MacKenzie, a sophomore majoring in human rights and minoring in public policy, international affairs and Arabic: “When you listen to a witness, you become a witness.”-Elie Wiesel On Tuesday night we were able to fellowship and dine … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2016 | Comments Off on Reconciliation, Hope, and Passing Down the Story