MORRIS BART SR., LECTURE SERIES AT THE J

Created in 2013, the Morris Bart, Sr. Lecture Series features local experts in the fields of history, architecture, religion, politics, food, music, theater, and so much more. This monthly lecture series is generously funded by Morris Bart.

Typically held on the second Monday of the month at the Uptown JCC from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM, each one-hour lecture is preceded by a catered, kosher lunch. Due to COVID-19, all lectures are now held virtually. 

Coming Up

Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement
Jessie Morgan-Owens, PhD Dean of Studies, Bard Early College in New Orleans

Monday, September 14
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
No charge members and non-members

In her first book, a 2020 finalist for the Lincoln Prize, Jessie Morgan-Owens tells the little-known story of Mary Mildred Williams—a slave girl who looked “white” and whose image was used for political purposes. Mary became the face of American slavery, when Senator Charles Sumner saw in her a monumental political opportunity for the abolitionist cause. In doing so, he tried to "gain sympathy of like to like," and in so doing, he perpetuated "the racial hierarchy that made slavery possible in the first place."  Weaving together long-overlooked primary sources and arresting images, this history follows Mary's untold history through to her own adulthood. This lecture will look at politicized images, and consider their role in anti-racist activism.

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A Glimpse at the Strange and Wondrous World of Elephant Medicine

Wednesday, September 22
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
No charge members and non-members

Despite their long history with humans as religious icons, in popular culture and children's literature, and even as work and war animals, elephants remain an enigma. From their massive size to their unique physiology to their intelligence, elephants remain a challenge for those who seek to study or work with them.  As poaching, human-elephant conflict and habitat loss take their toll on wild populations, while struggles with reproduction, disease, and divisive politics affect those in human care, elephants more than ever need to be appreciated and understood as the remarkable creatures they are.  Dr Ellen Wiedner, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ECZM, has been a veterinarian for 20 years and has worked with elephants worldwide for the past 15 years.  In this talk, she discusses how to provide routine and emergency care to 20,000-pound animals, as well as how we can improve the future outlook for these extraordinary creatures.

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