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Guest Speaker: Rachael Cerrotti on Memory and Migration
October 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Judd Gymnasia, Presentation Room.
Rachael Cerrotti is an award-winning author, photographer, educator and audio producer as well as the inaugural Storyteller in Residence for USC Shoah Foundation. For over a decade, she has been retracing her grandmother’s Holocaust survival story and documenting the echoes of WWII. In the fall of 2019, she released a narrative podcast, titled We Share The Same Sky, about this story. The show was the first-ever documentary podcast to be based on a Holocaust survivor’s testimony. It was listed as one of the best podcasts of 2019 by HuffPost, as a “Show We Love” by Apple Podcasts, and a “Reader’s Pick” by Vulture Magazine. In addition it received a literary award from The Missouri Review. The show is now being taught in classrooms worldwide, accompanied by educational resources developed by USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness and Echoes & Reflections.
Rachael’s memoir, also titled ‘We Share The Same Sky’ is her first book. It received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and listed as one of the “Best Books of August” by Apple Books.
Rachael has worked in over a dozen countries; her work has been published and featured by NPR, PRI’s The World, WBUR, GBH, The Washington Post, Times of Israel, BBC and others, as well on podcasts such as Kind World and Israel Story. Rachael is currently producing and co-hosting a new podcast called “The Memory Generation” which digs into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive and explores what it means to inherit memory. Rachael is based in Portland, Maine. Learn more at: www.rachaelcerrotti.com & www.sharethesamesky.com