Dr. Jake Newsome of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC will present “Pink Triangle Legacies: Holocaust Memory and Gay Rights Activism” at Island City Stage in Wilton Manors on August 28th.
Dr. Newsome’s talk will explore how memories of the Holocaust influenced gay rights activism on both sides of the Atlantic and ultimately shaped contemporary understandings of sexual identity, human rights, and citizenship in modern democratic societies. Dr. Newsome serves as Campus Outreach Program Officer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and is also a scholar of German and American LGBTQ history whose research focuses on the long-term implications of the Nazis’ violent campaign against homosexuality.
This program is co-presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Stonewall National Museum & Archives as part of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933 – 1945 currently on display at Stonewall National Museum & Archives in Wilton Manors.
Free to attend. Suggested donation $5.
Refreshments provided courtesy of Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.