Brazilian-born Swedish American Julie Lindahl '88 discovered that her grandfather was in the Nazi SS and relates a journey in which she grapples with how and why her grandparents made their choices and the consequences across generations. She is the author of, "The Pendulum: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past".
Event is hosted by the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College.
When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
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Where: Claremont McKenna College | Marian Miner Cook Althenaeum | 385 East 8th Street | Claremont, CA 91711
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About the speaker: Julie Lindahl '88 is an American-Swedish author and educator living in Sweden. She writes and speaks widely about her experiences, is a contributor to WBUR Cognoscenti and has been featured on National Public Radio several times. Julie holds a BA from Wellesley College, an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Frankfurt, Germany. Raised in ten countries on three continents, she has worked globally as a consultant in the developing world. She is the founder of Stories for Society, a non-profit organization for renewing the art of storytelling for social transformation, which in 2018 launched “Voices Between: Stories Against Extremism,” an initiative aimed at creating a force for peace by building a global network of established authors demonstrating and discussing the impact of intolerance, extremism and war through their stories. WBUR 9.0 won the 2018 Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in innovation and the 2018 Associated Press Media Editor’s Award for innovation in storytelling based on a program series featuring her story. In 2019 NPR’s Snap Judgment released “Quiet is Best,” a program about her relationship with her grandmother. In 2018 The American Embassy in Sweden provided a grant for the launch of her on-line learning program for schools and universities in tandem with the publication of “The Pendulum,” which has been critically acclaimed in the U.S. and a best-seller in Sweden.
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