As President of the Long Beach Central Area Association, I focus on presenting arts programs that develop understanding, awareness, appreciation of differences, and strengthen bonds of peoplehood.
Alicia Dwyer, the daughter, of a close friend, graduated from USC School of Film and was an associate producer for the documentary Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport. This documentary features the talents of, among many, Judi Dench and Lord Richard Attenborough, tells the story of how Jewish children were sent to Great Britain by their parents during World War II to protect them from Hitler.
Alicia connected me to the film producers, Warner Brothers publicist, and others necessary for the privilege to screen the documentary, December 14, 2000, The Art Theater, Long Beach, Ca.
The screening was attended by a diverse audience and was widely covered by Long Beach media