Event Recaps | 24 May 2017

Night at the Museum – Radical Jewish Politics


On May 24, 2017, A capacity crowd filled the atrium floor and lined the balcony stairs of the Museum of Art and History in downtown Santa Cruz for the latest public event presented by UCSC’s Institute for Humanities Research (IHR). It offered a discussion of the history of radical Jewish politics–inspired by both the centennial of the Russian Revolution in 2017 and the stunning electoral success of Bernie Sanders, which has led to a renewed interest in socialism in the United States.

The evening featured a public conversation with UC Santa Cruz alumnus Tony Michels–professor of American Jewish History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York, and editor of Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History.

Scott Rappaport wrote about ‘Night at the Museum’ for UC Santa Cruz

You can also stay engaged by watching our video of the event or looking through our photos below.

Event photos by Crystal Birns:

UCSC Night at the Museum – Radical Jewish Politics: From Marx to Bernie 5.24.17

If you have trouble viewing above images, you may view this album directly on Flickr.