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Edith Bell to speak on human rights and activism

10/11/2010 —

The second speaker in the Globalization and Sustainability lecture series at Greater Allegheny is Edith Bell.  Her talk, "Human rights violated: Testimony from a peace and justice activist," will take place on Tuesday, October 12 at 12:15 p.m. in Frable 119.

Edith Bell was born in Hamburg, Germany and spent several years in concentration camps during WWII. After years in the Netherlands, Israel and Panama, she came to the United States in 1955.

In the early 1960’s she became a member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and has been a peace and justice activist ever since. She has been speaking on her experience of growing up as a Jewish child in Nazi Germany to many diverse groups for the past 20 years.

The  Globalization and Sustainability speaker series is co-sponsored by the Teaching International, Greener Allegheny, and Honors Programs at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

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