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INCLUSIVE CIVIL RIGHTS PROGRAM
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OVERALL OBJECTIVES OF PROGRAM

    Does your college want to conduct an Inclusive Civil Rights History Program that incorporates the expansion of America's Rights for all people; and not just one group each month?

    This program would promote an inclusive approach to have students from various Academic Departments and Student Organizations learn together about the entire American Civil Rights Movement. The program teaches history by jointly exploring the different perspectives and experience of the diverse groups struggling for full equality in America. The mere interactions of everyone together is part of the goal of this program.

    Through this program LGBT students who are not yet public about themselves can interact with others in a safe setting. In this way, everyone learns more about themselves and parts of history often ignored.

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    Being a gay German Jewish American, I feel that if I do not push to include LGBT and Jewish parts of America's Civil Rights struggle; who will? As part of this package, I will work with your college to create the program and will be the speaker to incorporate the LGBT and Jewish segments of our history.

    Many people have no idea of how legal segregation and discrimination affected America's other minorities from 1896-1964, in addition to the African Americans. One Struggle--- One Fight.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS THAT CAN BE INVOLVED

            • African American Studies and Organizations
            • Latino/Hispanic Studies and Organizations
            • Asian American Studies and Organizations
            • Students with Disabilities Organizations
            • Native American Studies and Organizations
            • LGBT Studies and Organizations
            • Sex & Gender Identity Academic Departments
            • Holocaust & Jewish Studies Academic Programs
            • Jewish/Muslim/Christian Student Organizations
            • German Institutes and Departments
            • History Departments
            • Sociology and Psychology Departments
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT APPROACH

  • There can be a One Day Program with workshops, Keynote Speakers or Panel discussions to promote a fuller understanding of America's Civil Rights Movements. It would be one inclusive annual program in addition to the various programs that occur throughout the year, for the various History Months.

  • If there is already a course for the entirety of the American Civil Rights Movement, I can offer my ONE MAN SHOW to add the perspective of how the LGBT and Jewish Rights Movement are part of the American Civil Rights Struggle.

  • The story of the how the LGBT Community and the Jewish Community's struggle for full equality can also be introduced into various other existing courses, as a guest lecture.

  • There is also a ONE MAN SHOW that can be conducted separately or as part of the larger program. In addition, there is a LGBT History Tour during the warmer months.
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    ONE MAN SHOW
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    LGBT History Tour

PAST TOPICS THAT WERE INCORPORATED INTO OTHER CLASSES OR PROGRAMS...

See below or links for the past programs...

NYU Kristallnacht Program of 2010
For more information about past NYU Inclusive Kristallnacht Program, click here.

HOLOCAUST PROGRAM
SOCIOLOGY-PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM
LGBT HISTORY PROGRAM
  • What was life like for the "Homosexual Community" during the Nazi Era; as told by the gay son of two Jewish Holocaust Survivors who became a dual German and American citizen in 2007. This includes the work of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld in trying to remove Germany's Sodomy Laws.
  • What were the influences of growing up in NYC as a Jewish gay activist son of two German Jewish Holocaust Survivors in the 1960's from a psychological and sociological perspective. The speaker has a BS in Sociology.
  • What major events influenced the American LGBT Movement before and after the Stonewall Rebellion in 1969; as told by one of the early gay activists of the time?
  • MIDRASH CLASS -
    KRISTALLNACHT PROGRAM
    URBAN PLANNING PROGRAM
    KEYNOTE ADDRESS
  • This will be a first. Using a Jewish Midrashic approach, we will research the part of history at the beginning of the Holocaust to see if there was a deeper understanding of why the 17 year old Jewish boy killed the German diplomat in Paris in November 1938; which was used as the pretext for Kristallnacht. The results can be incorporated into a Kristallnacht Program, which is personalized by hearing about the day from a son of a Jew sent to Dachau on Kristallnacht.
    For more information, click here.
  • This program will explore how New Amsterdam has influence our lives today, including what life was like then for the Native Americans, slaves, freed Africans, Jews and homosexuals.
    For more information, click here. In NYC, it can be done as a "Talk & Walk" Tour. Or another topic could be a Tour about the Urban Renewal Plan of Greenwich Village or the Origins of Zoning in America. For more information, click here.
  • The Keynote Address is a large auditorium talk that pulls together all of the various programs during the week. By telling the story from a personal perspective, full of details and stories about growing up as a gay activist son of 2 German Jewish Holocaust Survivors, so much of this history becomes alive again.


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    "Rick Landman's speaking engagements in the classrooms, and as a keynote about his familial experiences during the Holocaust, the effects of coming out in Hebrew School, and reclaiming German citizenship is a story of paradoxes, and living one's life with truth, honesty and courage. He opened many eyes of the campus and community with his personal memories, knowledge of real-life events, and practical things to think about and apply to basic teachings about the complexities of identity. Truly an engaging speaker, who is able to captivate an audience and intertwine humor with history and love with suffering and resiliency."

    Angela C. Nichols, Director, Office of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Services,
    University of Minnesota Duluth.

    THIS IS WHERE THE STORY BEGINS...
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    This is the photo of my grandparent's wedding in Germany. It not only shows how my family was all inclusive with German Jews and Orthodox Eastern European great-grandparents (sitting the front row); but the actual faces of so many Jews who died in the Holocaust.

    My great-grandparents fled Galicia to take refuge in Munich around the turn of the 20th Century. They were deported to their death in 1942, but my grandparents fled Germany and took refuge in American in 1939. All of these events influenced my life as a baby boomer growing up in America as a "German Jew" in exile.

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    This photo is of my father (1942) in his U.S. Army uniform. Three years after being arrested and sent to Dachau on Kristallnacht with the Jews from Augsburg, he was returning to fight the Nazis as an American soldier. He was in the Third Infantry which liberates Dachau and he was with the first American soldiers to enter Munich and his hometown of Augsburg.

    This was from the University of Minnesota at Duluth main homepage from October 20-23, 2009.
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    "Gay, German, Jewish, American and Proud!"
    Insights from a gay activist son of Holocaust Survivors
    University of Minnesota Duluth

     QASU Lecture

    Rick Landman: "Gay, Jewish, German, and Proud."

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    Rick Landman marching in Washington, D.C., 2009.

    Rick Landman is a gay, Jewish son of two German Holocaust survivors. He is passionate about history and talks about many intense, even painful subjects, yet he intersperses his topics with a lot of humor. And where some might brag about their accomplishments, Landman prefaces his by noting that he is 5’2”, then goes on to say that he wants young people to know that “one little person can really make a change.” Landman has been responsible for a lot of change.

    On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm in the Kirby Ballroom, Landman will speak on “Gay, Jewish, German, and Proud: Insights from a Gay Activist Son of Holocaust Survivors” and his forthcoming book Ich Bin Ein New Yorker. This event kicks off Landman’s National Reconciliation Tour. It is sponsored by the UMD Queer and Allied Students Union; GLBT Services; UMD Center for Genocide, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies; Kirby Program Board; and Baumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee; and is free and open to the public.

    History Lessons

    Much of Landman’s humor comes from his awareness of the contradictions in his life. He grew up in Queens, New York, in the 1950s and describes his parents as “Ozzie and Harriet with a German accent.” He was Jewish in a Jewish neighborhood but, being of German ancestry, became aware that after World War II many people, and most Jews, hated Germans.

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    Read excerpts from Rick Landman’s upcoming book at his website www.infotrue.com

    In the early 1960s, when most homosexuals were “in the closet”, Landman asked his Hebrew School teacher if there was a blessing for two men to get married. He wryly adds that this question altered his life.

    In 1970, Landman started the Gay Liberation Front at his college, the University of Buffalo New York, which was one of the first Gay and Lesbian student organizations in the country. The following year, he helped to organize the First Statewide March on Albany for Gay Rights and in 1979 the First March on Washington, D.C. for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

    Healing and Reconciliation

    Many of Landman’s relatives were murdered in the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Yet, Landman’s family story is ultimately one of survival and transcendence. His father was sent to Dachau concentration camp on Kristallnacht in November 1938. Remarkably he was able to obtain a visa and leave Europe. A few years later, Landman’s father returned as a U.S. Army soldier, helped to liberate Dachau, and was the first American soldier to enter his hometown of Augsburg, Germany.

    Landman has worked to foster healing and reconciliation. In the early 1990s, Landman founded the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Children of Holocaust Survivors. He has worked to create several monuments for Jewish and other victims of the Nazi Era, including an attempt to have all of the victims of the Nazi era memorialized at the New York City Holocaust Memorial Park.

    In 2005, Landman donated a German Torah (that was given to him by his grandfather who brought it to America) to a synagogue in Munich. In 2007, he re-instated his right to be a German citizen ---- and now enjoys dual citizenship with the U.S. and Germany.

    In addition to earning three Masters Degrees and a J.D., Landman was the executive director of Real Estate Development for the City of New York, the director of Real Estate Development, and adjunct professor at NYU for 20 years. Since retiring, Landman volunteers as a pro bono attorney in Housing Court, at the LeGaL Walk-In Clinic at the LGBT Community Center, and also at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in New York City.

    “If We Don’t Study Our Own History, Who Will?”

    Landman wants young people, both gay and straight, to know more about gay history, believing, "past atrocities will repeat unless we learn the lessons from the past." He specifically challenges LGBT students to learn more about the LGBT people who came before them. Paraphrasing Hillel, Landman asks, “if we don’t study our own history, who will?" He went to say, "we need to make sure that NEVER AGAIN includes preventing violence and discrimination against all innocent people, and we need to start now.” Landman encourages all people to embrace diversity and “to have more tolerance of individual differences.”

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS
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    Site of Keynote Address in the University of Minnesota at Duluth's Ballroom.

    SOME TOPICS WHICH WERE INCLUDED

  • Jewish and Gay and German-Growing up as a baby boomer gay son of two German Holocaust Survivors in a pre-war German Jewish culture, where being Jewish or gay or German was not an easy thing to reconcile. We ate Lebkuchen for Chanukah, for example. We stayed in the German Gentile side of the Catskill Mountains.

  • Kristallnacht, November 9, 1938 -70 years ago my father and grandfather were sent to Dachau for being Jewish. You can hear a minute by minute account of the day relating the events from a personal family perspective. My father (18 years old at the time) and my grandfather went to sleep in their apartment on the night of November 9th and by the night of November 10th they were sleeping in Dachau. Their lawyer was beaten to death at the entrance to Dachau. The story of how my father went back to Europe as a U.S. Army soldier and liberated his hometown and concentration camp is part of the Introduction.

  • Family History- The story of how my father was released from Dachau to get to London and then America and the coincidences that saved his life. The the story of how my mother's side of the family survived and brought a Torah scroll to America.

  • Early Gay and Jewish Experiences- My Hebrew School Teacher was Surprised -Arguing for Gay Marriage in 1965 before my Bar Mitzvah. I was supposed to donate a Holocaust Torah to my Hebrew School in 1965 when I was told that no two men would ever get married before a Torah. So I waited instead until CBST was created in 1973 and the Torah went there instead. This talk focuses on what it was like to be gay and Jewish in the 1960's and early 1970's.

  • Gay Marriage Argument in my Hebrew School in 1965: I asked my Hebrew School teacher in 1965 if there was a blessing for two men to get married. After being taken into the hallway and lectured, I realized that one day there would be a "Gay Syngagogue" that would understand and accept my feelings.

  • The Story of how my mother read about the formation of CBST, a Gay Synagogue in 1973, and told me to get dressed and go to shul! Evenually I brought the Torah that my grandfather brought from Germany to CBST until I a gay friendly synagogue needed it back in Munich Germany.

  • The Holocaust Torah Goes Back Home to Germany-Returning a Torah that survived Kristallnacht back to Munich. The Torah that I brought to CBST and was there for years, was needed back in Munich to assist a Liberal congregation grow. So in 2006 the Torah went back to the city where my great grandparents were deported to their death so that Congregation Beth Shalom can now have its own Torah.
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  • Jewish and Re-instating one's German citizenship-Why would a nice Jewish boy of two Holocaust Survivors want to re-instate his German citizenship? This discussion focuses on why I re-instated the rights that the Nazis removed from my family during Germany's Nazi era. I explore the historical and emotional reasons as to why I became a dual citizen.

  • JEWISH TOPICS
    GERMAN TOPICS
    LGBT TOPICS
  • Returning a Holocaust Torah to Germany
  • Why an American son of Holocaust Survivors became a German citizen?
  • The History of Jews in Germany
  • How my family survived the Holocaust?
  • First Hand story about Kristallnacht
  • The history of the world's largest LGBT Synagogue
  • Why an American son of Holocaust Survivors became a German citizen?
  • Returning a Holocaust Torah to Germany
  • The History of Jewish/Homosexual Movements in Germany
  • How my family survived the Holocaust?
  • The first American Soldier to enter Augsburg/Munich was also an inmate in Dachau seven years earlier
  • The Rise and Fall of the LGBT Rights Movement in Germany 1897-1945
  • A first hand accounting of the early LGBT Rights Movement in America
  • Starting one of the first LGBT Student Associations in America
  • Coming out as a gay son Holocaust Survivors
  • The history of the world's largest LGBT Synagogue
  • INTENSIVE PROGRAM CLASSES

    LET ME INDIVIDUALIZE A PROGRAM TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS.
    SUBJECT OF CLASS
    CLASS DESCRIPTION
    SOCIOLOGY
    ASSIMILATION OR EQUAL RIGHTS? DIFFERENCES FROM 1969 AND TODAY.
    PSYCHOLOGY
    PERSONALITY & COGNITIVE DISSONANCE
    HOLOCAUST STUDIES
    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HOMOSEXUAL COMMUNITY DURING THE NAZI ERA?
    WHY WOULD A CHILD OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS DECIDED TO BECOME A GERMAN CITIZEN?
    LGBT-GENDER STUDIES
    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GERMAN HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS MOVEMENT--- MODERN AMERICAN LGBT RIGHTS MOVEMENT
    GERMAN HISTORY
    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GERMAN HOMOSEXUAL MOVEMENT---
    GERMAN JEWISH HISTORY
    #1: SOCIOLOGY CLASS
    TOPIC: How is "GAY CULTURE" changing as we get more of our equal rights? COUNTER-CULTURE OR ASSIMILATION? Comparing the Gay Rights Movement from 1969 to today.
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    Sociology 3306- Section 001 (Deviance)- Upper-division elective:
    Course Description: Behaviors, beliefs, and physical characteristics defined as deviant; legal and other formal and informal reactions to deviance; subjective and objective effects of being defined as deviant.

    While not considering myself "deviant" in a negative sense, I do understand that my personal life story is one that does not conform to the mainstream. I was able to show how one can be proud in these differences and how "gay culture" has changed over the past 40 years. R.L.
    "Thanks again for your informative (and entertaining!) visit. I really think the students benefited from hearing your stories and appreciated your optimism even as you've lived your life from within a variety of societally marginalized statuses." Professor Walls
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    Rick Landman in front of Professor Melissa Walls' class
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    Photo taken of a demonstrator at the 2009 March for Equality at Washington D.C. which I used as a starting point to discuss the differences between the times of "Gay Liberation" in 1970 to today.
    #2: PSYCHOLOGY CLASS
    TOPIC: Personality Development and Cognitive Dissonance.
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    Rick Landman in front of Professor Paula Pedersen's class
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    Rick Landman in front of Professor Paula Pedersen's class
    #3: HOLOCAUST STUDIES CLASS
    TOPIC: What was happening to the Homosexual Community before and during the Nazi era? Why would a son of Holocaust Survivors choose to become a German citizen?
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    History 3244 - History of the Holocaust.
    "Rick Landman spoke to my Holocaust class on Oct. 23, 2009. He conveyed the unique experience of his family in the Holocaust. His father not only suffered as a prisoner in Dachau, he helped to liberate it. Rick recounted at the same time the integrity of his own journey to German identity. As he put it so well, the German government has offered Jews restitution in the form of citizenship; it would be rude not to accept the offer. Rick is forthright, witty with a unique story to tell. He is doubly chosen as an outsider, but gifted in his ability to bring us all inside his story. As Rick has empowered himself, he empowers his audience. We are all stronger for having heard him speak." Alexis Pogorelskin
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    Rick Landman in front of Professor Alexis Pogorelskin's class

    bookburning The Full History of the LGBT Rights Movement from 1897-2009: If the LGBT Academic Community does not study what happened to previous generations, who will study our history? This lecture describes the origins of the political move to repeal Paragraph 175 (Sodomy Laws) and to research the nature of sexuality in Germany and the aftermath from 1897-1945.

    tot Includes a time line of how this persecution aided in the formation of the Holocaust and how the historical facts are still being uncovered. It gives a comprehensive approach to learning the Holocaust showing how the Aryan philosophy was used to persecute other victim groups in various ways culminating into the Nazi killing machine murdering six million Jews and others. The talk ends with the creation of the International Association of Lesbian and Children of Holocaust Survivors and the struggle to get the NYC Sheepshead Bay Holocaust Memorial Park to inscribe the marker relating the history of the homosexual community.


    #4: GAY- LGBT - GENDER STUDIES CLASS
    TOPIC: The Origins of the early LGBT Student Organizations --- The differences between Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation --- The Rise and Fall of the Early Homosexual Rights Movement in Germany.
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    Rick Landman with the leadership of the GLBT Association at UMD.
  • First March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights on October 14,1979: I was the New York City Representative and one of the organizers of the March. I will relate the early stories of how this March came into being.

  • First New York City Domestic Partnership Bill and the CLGR: After NYC finally passed its Gay Rights Bill, the lead organization pushing for that decided to move on to another issue, namely Domestic Partnership. I will discuss how that process emerged and continued on to an Executive Order from Mayor Dinkins.

  • buttonStarting the Gay Liberation Front at my College in Buffalo in 1970: This talk focuses on how I started the Gay Liberation Front at the University of Buffalo New York in 1970; and the history of those early years. It actually first started out as the "Gay Men's Liberation Front" after the Radicalesbians (who were already founded) excluded men. When women wanted to join, the name was changed to the Gay Liberation Front at UB. The focus will be on how the GLF in NYC spread across the nation until LGBT Rights became a national movement.

  • Going to the Draft Board with red nail polish: Hear the story how I stayed out of going to Viet Nam. No, they didn't reject me for being gay. I told them, but they didn't care!

  • First March on Albany for Gay Rights on March 15, 1971: The GLF of UB was on of those groups who helped to mobilize our state for this first statewide march. This talk focuses on how we participated in the event and the demands and thoughts of our generation at the time.

  • Being Beaten for Being Gay: Sad, but not unusual to say, I was fag bshed and beaten for this attempt at furthering one's rights by around nine other students and the University and Police did nothing at first to punish the thugs. This story relates how common the "Mathew Shepard" set-up has been used to on our community.

  • #5: GERMAN HISTORY CLASS
    TOPIC: The History of the Jews in Germany --- The Rise and Fall of the Early Homosexual Rights Movement in Germany.
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    bookburning The Full History of the LGBT Rights Movement from 1897-2009: If the LGBT Academic Community does not study what happened to previous generations, who will study our history? This lecture describes the origins of the political move to repeal Paragraph 175 (Sodomy Laws) and to research the nature of sexuality in Germany and the aftermath from 1897-1945.

    tot Includes a time line of how this persecution aided in the formation of the Holocaust and how the historical facts are still being uncovered. It gives a comprehensive approach to learning the Holocaust showing how the Aryan philosophy was used to persecute other victim groups in various ways culminating into the Nazi killing machine murdering six million Jews and others. The talk ends with the creation of the International Association of Lesbian and Children of Holocaust Survivors and the struggle to get the NYC Sheepshead Bay Holocaust Memorial Park to inscribe the marker relating the history of the homosexual community.


  • German Pride-Must we only focus on the Nazi atrocities? What about the rest of Germany's history and its impact on modern Judaism and LGBT Rights?


  • FOR A GENERAL UNIVERSITY AUDIENCE
    QUALIFICATIONS OF SPEAKER

    Child of two German Holocaust Survivors
    Dual Citizenship: German & American
    Founder of Gay Liberation Front at UB in 1970
    Returned a German Torah Scroll back to Munich in 2005

    B.A. in Sociology and 3 Masters Degrees in: Education, Civil Engineering, City & Regional Planning From S.U.N.Y at Buffalo and Rutgers University and a J.D. law degree cum laude from New York Law School.

    Former Adjunct Professor and Administrator at New York University for 20 years and currently a pro bono attorney.


    COGNITIVE DOMAIN

    SOCIOLOGY
    PSYCHOLOGY
    HOLOCAUST STUDIES
    GAY-LGBT-GENDER STUDIES
    GERMAN HISTORY
    URBAN PLANNING: ZONING/
    EMINENT DOMAIN

    Funding is usually obtained from these departments.
    AFFECTIVE DOMAIN

    RECONCILIATION OF SELF
    ACCEPTANCE
    TOLERANCE
    ANTI-STIGMATIZATION
    SELF AWARENESS
    ESTEEM & PRIDE





    ABOUT THE SPEAKER
    RICKBIOGRAPHY

    Rick Landman is a dual American-German citizen, and a gay son of two Holocaust Survivors, who in 1965, asked his Hebrew School teacher if there was a blessing for two men to get married. Even though he became the Valedictorian, the question altered his life. He later started the Gay Liberation Front at his college in 1970 in Buffalo and helped to organize the First Statewide March on Albany for Gay Rights in 1971 and the First March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979.

    He founded the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Children of Holocaust Survivors in the early 1990ís and returned his Holocaust Torah back to Germany in 2005. He spoke at a conference at the University of London on the Holocaust in 1995, and fought to create several monuments for Jewish and other victims of the Nazi Era, including 13 year struggle at the NYC Holocaust Memorial Park. He has written a manuscript on this and is seeking a publisher.

    Academically, Rick has 3 Masters Degrees (Ed.M., M.S., M.C.R.P.) and graduated cum laude from New York Law School with a JD. He was the Executive Director of Real Estate Development for the City of New York and the Director of Real Estate Development for NYU for almost 20 years. He is also taught a Land Use Law class at NYU's Wagner School for 7 years. Since retirement, he volunteers as a pro bono attorney in Housing Court, at the LeGal Walk-In Clinic at the LGBT Community Center and at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in NYC. Currently, he conducts tours and lectures as seen on www.infotrue.com and still teaches one class at NYU.


    Engagements at Colleges come with a Request for the Students to participate in a "Mitzvah Point" or "Community Service" program.

  • Earned a B.A. in Sociology and 3 Masters Degrees (M.C.R.P. and M.S. and Ed.M. in education, engineering and city & regional planning) and a J.D. in law cum laude. He is an AICP certified planner for over 30 years and a member of the New York Bar since 1988.

  • Founder of the Gay Liberation Front at his college in 1970 at the University of Buffalo, and helped to organize the First Statewide March on Albany for Gay Rights in 1971 and the First Nationwide March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979.

  • Long term active member of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah(and former member of the Board of Directors). CBST is the world's largest synagogue serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender community, their families and friends.

  • Founded the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Children of Holocaust Survivors in 1990.

  • Rick Landman, a Native New Yorker, is a gay son of two Jewish Holocaust Survivors, who was born in New York City (lives near the World Trade Center for 30 years), and is now a dual citizen of Germany and America.

  • Executive Director of Real Estate Development for the City of New York in 1979-1983, and the Director of Real Estate Development for New York University from 1989-2006.
  • Adjunct Professor for the core required graduate Land Use Law class at NYU's Wagner School for their urban planning students for seven years.

  • Long term member of Community Board #1 Manhattan, and was the first chair of the Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee, the first chair of the Landmarks Committee when Tribeca was designated, and a chair of the Tribeca Committee.

  • Present at the Rededication ceremony of the Augsburg Synagogue and accompanied his father for various speeches given in Augsburg.


  • "BOOK SIGNING SESSION"
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    Photos taken during the "Book Signing Ceremony" with the people who invited me to bring the program to the university.
    You can click on the button below to read some excerpts from the book.

    Publishing Book

    SAMPLE OF OTHER PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
    Sunday, April 22, 2012
    Menís Club Breakfast - Yom Hashoah Program

    Reconciling the Past: What lessons of the Holocaust have we learned?

    Bet Torah
    LOCATION: Bet Torah, 60 Smith Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY

    MINYAN at 9:00, BREAKFAST at 9:45, PROGRAM BEGINS at 10:00

    Rick Landman

    About the speaker: Rick Landmanís father was sent to Dachau on Kristallnacht, and in 1945 was part of the U.S. Third Infantry that liberated Dachau; and his maternal grandfather was forced to flee Nuremberg in March 1933 one step in front of the SA. His talk will explain how this native New Yorkerís life of reconciliation brought him to the point of starting a Second Generation group in 1990, returning a Torah back to Germany in 2005, becoming a German citizen in 2007, and starting a Jewish contingent in the German-American Steuben Parade in 2010. He is currently an Attorney Emeritus volunteering to promote equal justice, and has been an adjunct law professor at NYU and New York Law School.

    Sunday, January 22, 2012
    TOPIC: "RECONCILING THE PAST: Why a Jewish Boy & Son of a Dachau Survivor became a German Citizen"
    Located at the Spring Valley Holocaust Museum & Study Center
    Spring Valley Holocaust Museum and Study Center


    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Baruch College TOPIC: BARUCH COLLEGE---"For the Bible Tells Me So: A Contemporary Perspective on Sacred Texts and Homosexuality In Islam, Judaism, and Christianity "
    Part of an ongoing discussion spearheaded by the Baruch College "Dare to Engage" Task Force, Baruch College continues the "Dare to Engage" conversation focused on LGBT safety and inclusion on its campus with a frank discussion on religious acceptance and prohibition.

    Richard Landman, long term member of the Congregation of Beth Simchat Torah; Jamiel Terry, LGBT activist and son of anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, Wolfman Productions; Faisal Alam, founder of the Al-Fatiha foundation; Boyanna Grubeshich, the Israel Fellow in Baruch College Hillel; Samer Araey, Chaplain at Baruch College; Kevin Ng, member of Baruch G.L.A.S.S.; Daniel A. Seda, graduate student at School of Public Affairs, Baruch College.


    Sunday, July 26, 2009
    TOPIC: "The Rise and Fall of the LGBT Rights Movement from 1897-1945"
    At 1 pm. - At the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City for CBST members as part of tour to see what was happening to the "homosexual community" during the Nazi Era.

    Saturday, June 7, 2008
    TOPIC: "Persecution of the Homosexual Community during the Nazi era--- a historical look through a personal family lens."
    At 2 pm. - At the New York City Public Library - International Resource Center
    Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Flushing NY 11355
    Near the Number 7 subway line to the Flushing stop.

    Wednesday, November 7, 2007
    Topic:"Kristallnacht- Holocaust Memorial Program"
    at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Living 7 East 10th Street Ė 2nd floor FROM 7-8 p.m.

    In co-sponsorship with:
    The Bronfman Center for Jewish Living at NYU
    The Deutsches Haus at NYU
    The Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities
    NYU Office of LGBT Student Services
    Congregation Beth Simchat Torah

    In Commemoration of the 69th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, NYU will be conducting an inclusive candle lighting ceremony to memorialize the six million Jews, and all of the other victims of the Nazi era, including the disabled, homosexual, Gypsy communities, Jehovah Witnesses, and others including anti-Hitler Germans who were killed for protecting Jews and for anti-Nazi activities.

    In addition, Rick Landman, a gay son and grandson of two Jewish men who were arrested and interned in Dachau on the day after Kristallnacht will make a presentation. Rick will not only relate the 24 hour history of how Kristallnacht affected his fatherís life, but will also explain why he decided to reinstate German Citizenship to become a dual citizen. He is now a gay, Jewish, American son of Holocaust Survivors who is also a German citizen. The program will end with a question and answer period.


    Thursday, May 25, 2006
    Topic: PARAGRAPH 175 -The Movie and a Presentation Afterwards
    At 7:00 pm - At the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights
    37-06 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY
    Sponsored by the Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, Queensborough Community College.



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