Feb

20 2014

Andres Family Lecture Series of Dallas Jewish Historical Society

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Aaron Family JCC 7900 Northaven Road
Dallas, TX 75230
214-239-7120 dpolsky@djhs.org
http://www.jccdallas.org

Contact Debra Polsky
214-239-7120
dpolsky@djhs.org

Dr. Perry Brickman will tell his story of discrimination at Emory’s School of Dentistry when he introduces the film. Dr. Brickman, a graduate of the University of Tennessee who had a long career as an oral surgeon, was one of many Jewish students who “flunked out” of Emory’s now defunct School of Dentistry between 1948 and 1961 as a result of anti-Semitism. Brickman knew what was going on at the time, but when he saw a bar graph in a 2006 exhibit on Jews at Emory documenting failure rates of Jewish dental students, he took action. He worked with the Anti-Defamation League to obtain additional research, and he conducted video interviews with other Jewish students. When Emory Vice President Gary Hauk saw Dr. Brickman’s research, Mr. Hauk hired father-son documentary filmmakers David Hughes Duke and John Duke to shoot From Silence to Recognition. Dr. Brickman will talk about his experience making the film.