Manhattan College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith (HGI) Education Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary this fall, in honor of its founder, Frederick M. Schweitzer, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history.
A celebratory gala will take place on Sunday, October 24 at 5 p.m. on campus in the Kelly Commons at 3900 Waldo Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10463.
Speakers will include:
- Elena Procario-Foley, Ph.D., chair of HGI board
- Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College
- Frederick Schweitzer, Ph.D., founder of HGI
- Jeff Horn, Ph.D., past director of HGI
- Mehnaz M. Afridi, Ph.D., current director
- Elisha Wiesel, chairman of an Israeli fintech start-up vendor management firm The Floor. He is the son of Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner who documented the horrors he witnessed in concentration camps as a teenage boy.
First-year students will be available as docents for a tour of the Herman and Leah Ziering Archive Collections housed at the O’Malley Library.
In order to attend the gala, all guests must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Proof of vaccination must be directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination, and can be displayed on your smartphone, by presenting a physical copy or by using the New York State Excelsior Pass or NYC COVID Safe App.
Purchase tickets or make a donation here. For more information about the event, please contact Mehnaz M. Afridi, Ph.D., at email@example.com.