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Operation Exodus: Shirley Goldstein's Immigrant Rights Legacy
Contact Sarpy County Museum: (402) 292-1880 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join us Sunday, September 29th at 2pm as Jeannette Gabriel, Director of the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO presents "Shirley Goldstein's Immigrant Rights Legacy: Operation Exodus in Omaha."
In the midst of the Cold War, an ordinary Omaha resident, Shirley Goldstein, became an activist helping Soviet Jewish dissidents (known as refuseniks) leave the country and immigrate to the U.S. and Israel. Goldstein made numerous trips to the Soviet Union smuggling in products for dissidents until she came under the scrutiny of the Soviet authorities and was denied visas. Gabriel’s talk will highlight the power of local, national, and international activism that connected issues of immigration to human rights.
The free program hosted at the Sarpy County Museum -2402 Clay St., Bellevue, NE is in conjunction with an exhibit Gabriel curated at the UNO Criss Library, on display through November 10th.

Location Sarpy County Museum 2402 Clay St, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005