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Witch Hunts Through History

Thought leaders and academics discuss what systemic structures need to be dismantled to build a more inclusive society

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June 22, 2019

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Two productions in Luminato's 2019 festival program explore witch hunts - Obeah Opera follows the tribulations of the Salem Witch Trials, while Hell’s Fury: The Hollywood Songbook focuses on the life of composer Hanns Eisler during the paranoia of the McCarthy era.

With the term “witch hunt” still being used in today’s political climate, we look at what this term has meant throughout history. Thought leaders and academics will discuss why our current systemic structures need to be dismantled and how we can learn from our mistakes to build a more inclusive society free from this type of vilification.

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Prior to the forum we will be hosting Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, a documentary film about four women in America facing their own contemporary witch hunt as part of our Illuminating Ideas series. 
 
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Witch Hunts Through History

Thought leaders and academics discuss what systemic structures need to be dismantled to build a more inclusive society

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Performance: Saturday, June 22, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
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