Ruth Gruber Film screening

April 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 296-8
1825 SW Broadway
OR 97201
Lauren Fortgang

We are honored to be able to co-host, along with PSU’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project, a screening of 

Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber

      • Thursday, April 27, 2017
      • 7:00pm  9:00pm

PSU’s Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 296-8 map

At age 24, Ruth Gruber became a New York Herald Tribune reporter and photographer and the same year was the first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic. A trusted member of the Roosevelt Administration during WWII, she was given a dangerous secret mission. A feminist before feminism, Ruth was never just an observer, she was a participant in the making of history. Run time: 1 hour 13 min

See the trailer

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the same week as this screening. Before the film starts, Rabbi Ariel Stone will lead us as we will take a moment to remember all of those lost during the Holocaust and join together to pledge to work towards “Never Again!”  We are honored to have April Slabosheski, Holocaust Educator at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and Julia Reihs, local photographer, videographer, writer and storyteller with us for an engaging talk-back after the film. Attendees will also have a chance to share a reflection for a Together We Remember (TWR) project. TWR is a global month of remembrance and activism for all victims of genocide and mass atrocities.

For more information, visit the film’s website.

Doors at 6:30pm. Film starts at 7pm. PSU’s Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 296-8 map

And please join us for our other films as we continue the Rising Up for Human Dignity 2017 Film Festival.  April is widely recognized as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month. With that in mind, we’ve teamed up with PSU’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project to engage people with a series of films and actions. Each Thursday night, April 6-May 4, will feature a film, along with talk-backs and action opportunities. We want people to walk away from these films, not feeling hopeless, but invigorated and feeling like they can help make change.

All Films start at 7pm  – Free Admission!

Check out the whole line up:

QUESTIONS??  Contact Amanda Byron, Director of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at PSU or contact Lauren Fortgang or Diane Koosed at

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