As a lead partner in Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project, KLRU is honored to work alongside Ballet Austin and Anti-Defamation League-Austin in convening our community partners and thousands across this city in a public dialogue.
On April 12th, KLRU presents Civic Summit: Creating A Community of Respect, a live television event at 7:30 pm. Moderator Tom Spencer, CEO of Interfaith Action of Central Texas, will host a discussion with Art Acevedo, Chief of Police Austin Police Department; Muna Hussaini, Community Activist; and Karen Gross, Austin Community Director Anti-Defamation League. RSVPs are still open for our live studio audience.
Later this month, KLRU will present an evening of special programming in honor of Yom HaShoah, The Day of Remembrance for the Holocaust. Thursday, April 19, at 7 pm, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel talks with Evan Smith on Overheard. At 7:30 pm, award-winning documentarian Karen Bernstein and the KLRU crew brings viewers Arts In Context Producing Light. This documentary focuses on Ballet Austin’s Stephen Mills as he produces the story of Naomi Warren, a Holocaust survivor in Houston, and how performing in this ballet has impacted the dancers. At 8:30 pm, Oscar-award winner and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Gerda Weissmann Klein tells her inspiring story.
Here’s a short behind-the-scenes video of Arts In Context.
This project is a perfect fit for KLRU’s vision, which states, “Through the creative use of content, KLRU will be a leader in making the greater Austin area the most vibrant, informed, and engaged community in the country.” In addition to the activities coming up in April, KLRU presented a month of related programming in February, Community Cinema screenings, presented Gerda Weissmann Klein as part of our Spark speaker series and produced a KLRU Collective on the Americans Who Tell the Truth exhibit.