The conversation will take place on the online platform Zoom. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email one hour before the start of the program.
Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for a Lunch and Learn that examines the experiences of women
in the Holocaust through poetry. Jane Saginaw, PhD candidate at the
University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), will share her original poems and
speak about the courageous women who inspired them. These deeply moving
poems explore the powerful mechanisms of resistance women developed as
they fought to survive starvation, fatigue, and the brutalities of the
Holocaust. Jane will be joined in conversation by Dr. Sarah Valente,
Visiting Assistant Professor, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at
The Museum’s Lunch & Learn Series features quarterly programs on
Holocaust history and human rights topics in an informal setting to
encourage questions and discussion. Space is limited!
Please register for one ticket per device used. This program is recommended for high school students and adults.
About Jane Saginaw
Jane Saginaw is a student in the PhD Program in Humanities at the
University of Texas at Dallas, where her interests include creative
writing and the history of the Holocaust. Before returning to graduate
school, she was a trial lawyer with the law firm of Baron and Budd in
Dallas. She served in the Clinton Administration as the Regional
Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region Six.
In 2006, Jane was awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year by Trial Lawyers for
Public Justice. Her memoir, Because the World is Round, is the
story of a family trip around the world in 1970 with her
wheelchair-bound mother who was paralyzed by polio. Her essays and poems
have appeared in Athenaeum Review. Jane received her
undergraduate degree in cultural geography from the University of
California, Berkeley. Her law degree is from the University of Texas at
About Dr. Sarah Valente
Dr. Sarah Valente is visiting assistant professor of Holocaust
Studies at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University
of Texas at Dallas. She teaches courses on Jewish and Latin American
history, literature, and cultural memory. Her fields of interest include
Holocaust Studies, Translation Studies, and Human Rights in South
America. Dr. Valente has published about Holocaust memoirs and Jewish
memory in book chapters and peer-reviewed journals such as her most
recent publication, “Post-World War II Brazil: A New Homeland for Jews
and Nazis?” in Comparative Cultural Studies-European and Latin American Perspectives.
She has been selected to present her research at numerous academic
conferences throughout the United States, in the UK, and Israel. Dr.
Valente earned her doctorate degree from the University of Texas at
Dallas in 2019. She was a Belofsky Fellow at the University’s Ackerman
Center for Holocaust Studies and wrote her doctoral dissertation on
post-Holocaust Jewish memoir published in Portuguese in Brazil. Dr.
Valente is the creator, producer, and host of several podcasts including
the Ackerman Center Podcast, where she explores Holocaust-related
topics during the time of our new shared virtual realities.
Congregation Shearith Israel
Legacy Senior Communities
Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Committee