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Date: March 15, 2004 (04-33)

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Montgomery College Hosts April Events about Holocaust, Nuclear Weapons
Storyteller and Anti-Nuclear Activist Visit Takoma Park Campus April 1, 7

            The Montgomery College women’s studies program will host two upcoming events at the Takoma Park Campus: a performance by storyteller Gail Rosen on April 1 and a talk by anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott on April 7. 

            Gail Rosen is a professional storyteller who shares her stories with schools, churches, synagogues, and hospitals.  At Montgomery College’s Takoma Park Campus, Rosen will perform “We Won,” a story based on the life of poet and Holocaust survivor, Hilda Stern Cohen.  Cohen wrote poetry while she was imprisoned at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.  “We Won” shares Cohen’s poetry and prayers as well as her experiences in Germany.  “We Won” will be performed at the Black Box Theater, located in the Communications Arts Center at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park Campus, at the corner of Philadelphia and Chicago Avenues in Takoma Park, Maryland, on Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m.

            Anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott will present her lecture, “The New Nuclear Danger,” in room 122 of Montgomery College’s Health Sciences Center, 7977 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland, on Wednesday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m.  Dr. Caldicott currently serves as the president of Nuclear Policy Research Institute’s (NPRI) board of directors, which is an organization dedicated to educating the world about the dangers of nuclear weapons, power, and waste.  In addition to her work with NPRI, Dr. Caldicott is the founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility.  The organization was a co-winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. 

            The April events with storyteller Gail Rosen and Dr. Helen Caldicott are free and open to the public.  For additional information, contact Professor Esther Schwartz-McKinzie, coordinator of the women’s studies program at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park Campus, at 240-567-1367.

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