Tim Wise, an anti-racist author and educator, told a packed audience at Palm Beach State College’s 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Thursday that he came to “tell the truth” about the noted civil rights leader.
“When you come to commemorate Dr. King, the point is not to say things that will make people happy, to say things that make people comfortable, to say things to people that make them go out of here… as lighthearted as they were when they came in. … Continue reading Hundreds attend 20th annual celebration honoring Dr. King
Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the U.S., will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration set for Jan. 17.
The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. It is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP at www.palmbeachstate.edu/MLK. … Continue reading Anti-racist writer to speak at PBSC King celebration Jan. 17
Dr. Irving Berkowitz, dean of academic affairs for the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus, has received a fellowship to attend the “Teaching the Shoah and Antisemitism” Summer International Seminar in Israel.
The 140-hour intensive seminar at the International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem will bring together distinguished educators and scholars from around the world July 3-21 for lectures, pedagogic workshops, group discussions and survivor testimonies.
Participants also will get outside of the classroom for field trips to Christian and Jewish holy sites in Jerusalem, … Continue reading Berkowitz receives fellowship to attend international seminar in Israel
Dr. Irving Berkowitz, dean of academic affairs at the Lake Worth campus, was recently honored for his role in helping the Republic of Albania build a system of democracy following the collapse of communism in the eastern European nation 25 years ago.
A social policy expert, he was dean of the College of Social Work and Human Services at Grand Valley State University in Michigan when he received an invitation to serve as an international public policy adviser as the nation transitioned from the repressive totalitarian regime of its Stalinist dictator, … Continue reading Berkowitz recognized for academic work in post-communist Albania
Before a standing-room only crowd Thursday, Dr. Irving Berkowitz, the son of Holocaust survivors, told a moving story of the pain he still carries knowing the anguish his parents experienced, particularly his 93-year-old mother who survived seven concentration camps.
Showing black and white images of the cousins, uncles and aunts he lost and of the deaths of millions from starvation, gas chambers and other horrific treatment at the hands of the Nazi regime, he said it is difficult to know that there are individuals in the world who deny the Holocaust. … Continue reading ‘Holocaust Remembrance is every day for me’ Berkowitz says