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Fundraiser and Film Screening of “Nobody Wants Us”

Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 5:15 pm

Virtual Film Screening of “Nobody Wants Us”

May 14, 2020

5:15 PM – Zoom “Doors Open”

5:45 PM – Virtual Watch Party: “Nobody Wants Us”

6:30 PM – Q & A with filmmaker Laura Seltzer-Duny and historian Blanche Wiesen Cook

In September 1940, 86 Jewish refugees aboard the SS Quanza were denied entry in to Mexico. When the ship was ordered to return to Nazi-occupied Europe, the ship made a brief stop in Norfolk, Virginia. “Nobody Wants Us” tells the story of how the Jewish refugees aboard the ship were able to find safety in America, thanks to the determination and kindness of strangers—including the women of NCJW and Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Join us for a virtual screening of this moving 37-minute film, which will be followed by a discussion and Q & A with the filmmaker, Laura Seltzer-Duny, and renowned historian and Eleanor Roosevelt biographer, Blanche Wiesen Cook.

VIP Ticket holders will receive a special invitation to attend a private dinner with Blanche Wiesen Cook and Laura Seltzer-Duny at My Most Favorite Food at a later date, once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

General Admission – $36

VIP Ticket – $250, includes invitation to private dinner with Blanche Wiesen Cook and Laura Seltzer-Duny

Proceeds from this event will support NCJW NY’s Hunger Program, as well as the completion of “Nobody Wants Us,” including the development of an accompanying educational curriculum.

Your ticket confirmation email will include instructions on how to access Zoom, watch the film, and join the conversation.


Thursday, May 14, 2020
5:15 pm