THEM: Images and Attitudes That Separate Us was the focus of an event at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford on Thursday, July 19. Dean Salome Raheim; Rev. Dr. Michael Williams MSW ‘97, CT Department of Children and Families; Rabbi Donna Berman, Charter Oak Cultural Center; and Tokuji Okamoto, Our Piece of the Pie were the featured panelists.
Salome Raheim, Ph.D., ACSW
Dean and Professor, UConn School of Social Work
The event included a tour of the exhibit THEM: Images of Separation, on loan from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University. The exhibit shows how everyday objects are used to foster prejudice and discrimination – and separation. According to Katherine Kane, Stowe Center Executive Director, “this exhibit shows objects of intolerance to encourage tolerance and promote social justice.”