The Fairbanks Lecture Series presents: Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
7 p.m.

Film screening and panel discussion

The film will be available for screening beginning Saturday, March 6 at 7 p.m. and will remain available until the event begins. Learn more about the film at

Proudly co-sponsored by the University of Rochester Center for Jewish Studies, Department of History, Frederick Douglass Institute, and Hillel at the University of Rochester.

Panel Discussion

Featuring Rachel Fisher, University of Rochester alumna and film producer; University of Rochester Assistant Professor of American Religions Conā S.M. Marshall, PhD, Department of Religion and Classics; and Daan Braveman, alumnus of the University of Rochester and University of Pennsylvania Law School, former dean of Syracuse Law School, and past president of Nazareth College.

About Joachim Prinz

Rabbi Joachim Prinz was a German-Jewish rabbi refugee who spoke at the 1963 March on Washington as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.

Speaker Bios

Rachel Fisher ‘91

Rachel Eskin Fisher is a Philadelphia native with a history BA from the University of Rochester and a PhD in religious studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was the founding director of the Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History in New York. With Rachel Pasternak, she co-produced and co-directed the short documentary Remembering Oswiecim and the documentary Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent. She is currently working on a screenplay about the first female Cabinet Secretary in the U.S., Frances Perkins. She lives in Maplewood, NJ with her family.

Conā S. M. Marshall, PhD

Conā Marshall’s teaching and research interests focus on womanism, Black feminism, the Black church (as an institution), and African American public religious rhetoric. Dr. Marshall arrived at the University of Rochester from Pennsylvania where she was director and assistant professor of Africana Studies at Lebanon Valley College. She served one year as a postdoctoral fellow with the Frederick Douglass Institute at University of Rochester prior to joining the Department of Religion and Classics. She received her PhD from the Department of African American and African Studies with a concentration in cultural rhetorics within the Writing, Rhetoric and Culture Department at Michigan State University, and is the author of the upcoming book, Ain’t I a Preacher?: Black Women’s Preaching Rhetoric.

Daan Braveman ‘69

Daan Braveman currently serves as the senior higher education counsel at the law firm of Harter, Secrest and Emery. As a teenager, he personally attended the March in 1963. Daan practices as a civil rights lawyer, is the former dean of Syracuse Law School and past president of Nazareth College.