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Merle Saferstein: Remarkable Educator + Journaler

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As the director of educational outreach at the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center for twenty-six years, MERLE SAFERSTEIN worked closely with hundreds of Holocaust survivors helping them to pass along their Legacy of Remembrance to hundreds of thousands of students and teachers. She developed a course entitled Living and Leaving Your Legacy® and teaches and speaks to audiences locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Ivan Wilzig and his “Unstoppable” Father

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IVAN L. WILZIG is an American recording artist and songwriter who is best known for his pop-dance remakes of 1960s and early 1970s peace songs. He created The Peaceman Foundation, a non-profit organization that battles hatred, violence and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Wilzig’s father, Siggi B. Wilzig (1926–2003), came to the United States as a Holocaust survivor from Germany. Siggi B. Wilzig ultimately became Chairman, President and CEO of Wilshire Oil Company of Texas and Chairman, President and CEO of The Trust Company of New Jersey.

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John Stuart: Architect, Author, Educator, Collider Impresario

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JOHN STUART, AIA, Distinguished University Professor in Architecture, Associate Dean for Cultural and Community Engagement and Executive Director of Miami Beach Urban Studios at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts (CARTA) is an architectural historian and a visual artist developing collaborative research projects on complexity, community, identity, technology, the environment and public space.

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BOOK TALK: Peter Alson + David Michaelis

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A conversation between authors PETER ALSON and DAVID MICHAELIS about their new books, “The Only Way to Play It,” and “Eleanor.”

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Artist Sandra Ramos: A Foot in Miami and a Foot in Havana

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SANDRA RAMOS is a Cuban contemporary painter, printmaker, collagist, and installation artist who explores nationality, gender, and identity in her work.

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