Defying the Nazis Airs September 20

#wedefy then and nowWhat does the inspiring legacy of two Americans who worked to end the WWII refugee disaster mean for us now? Join the conversation on September 20 while, only a few blocks away, the United Nations will be talking about the worst refugee crisis since WWII. Come get a sneak peek at Ken Burns’ new documentary Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, which will be airing that evening on PBS at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central. Attend in person or watch online to hear about the sacrifice and courage of Martha and Waitstill Sharp, with clips and stories from the film and guest presenters who are working on the refugee crises of today.


The preview and discussion will be held from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.



Ken Burns, co-producer of Defying the Nazis

Artemis Joukowsky, co-producer and director of Defying the Nazis, and grandson of Waitistill and Martha Sharp

Hon. Tom Andrews, CEO, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

This event will be livestreamed, details to follow


You do need to register for this free event, please do so here.


How is your congregation carrying on the Sharps’ legacy by defying hatred and discrimination today? Islamophobia and the Syrian refugee crisis are modern day parallels to the bigotry the Sharps fought against. Download tools and materials to help plan events and projects, and add your congregation’s action to the map available on the UUA website.

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