“The ultimate test of a moral
society is the kind of world
that it leaves to its children.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
We who have been
should work to understand
– Rabbi Judy Schindler
“Who is wise?” the Jewish
sages teach, “The one
who learns from all people.”
“Cooperation is the thorough
conviction that nobody
can get there unless
everybody gets there.”
- Virginia Burden
The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice is Where Hope Takes Hold
History shows that courage in the face of darkness saves lives and shifts outcomes.
Rooted in hope, four branches bear the fruit of our work: Holocaust and Human Rights Education, Social Justice, Jewish Studies, and Jewish Life.
At the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte, our educational offerings are transformative. We exist to give voice to the voiceless, and form community partnerships to create positive change.
Greenspon advocates work tirelessly to pursue justice in order to create systemic change.
Exemplary Holocaust education advances human rights and democracy in an increasingly diverse America.
Working together to build transformative relationships across lines of difference.
Enabling thousands of years of Jewish texts, history and wisdom to speak to us and guide us today.
In the book of Exodus, and in the Kevin Costner movie, Field of Dreams, when a major building project is about to happen, there is a statement from beyond saying, “If you build it, I will come” or “If you build it, they will come.”We built and you came. Over the past five years we have built it: A home at Queens - with students of all faiths who love Hillel. We bring a taste of Jewish life to campus with the Gorelick Matzah Ball Soup and the Roz Greenspon and Marty Birnbaum challah giveaways. We have built a Jewish home in the Chapel. Who would have thought that a Campus Rabbi would be on the Chapel staff at a historically rooted Presbyterian university in the middle of Myers Park? We have built a center for Jewish Studies that offers Jewish Heritage tours and collegiate level adult learning opportunities. We have built a Holocaust resource center that serves teachers, students, and community members. And a team that is ready as first responders to hate. Sadly, when antisemitism happens in our region, our staff is a first text, email, or call the community often makes. We have built and trained a cohort of student and community activists who have learned from us how to use their voices and organize effectively to create social and systemic change.
We want to thank you for being the most meaningful part of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice.
If you missed our fifth-anniversary celebration, and you would like to see the film I Danced for the Angel of Death, the Dr. Edith Eva Eger Story, click below and use the password Greenspon5th (case sensitive).
Our 2020-2021 Program Guide is expansive . . .
While the world has changed dramatically over the past year, our commitment to bringing you the most timely and engaging programs remains the same!
As we wait to welcome everyone back to in-person events, we offer a variety of opportunities for you to learn and grow virtually. We have crafted one hour sessions, eight-part classes, professional development, community gatherings, and so much more. There is truly something for everyone, so take a look and register today.