‘Preventing Genocide’ March 20

| March 15, 2012

"Preventing Genocide"

Kathy Lass from the American Red Cross Holocaust War Victims Tracing Center, presents “Preventing Genocide” Tuesday, March 20, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., in the Sunnen Lounge.

The free public event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the European Studies Committee and the Multicultural Studies Committee.

For more information, contact kellymcbride65@webster.edu.

Speaker Kathy Lass was born and raised in St. Louis and lived in Washington, D.C., and Boston for 15 years before moving back to St. Louis. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Missouri and went on to get a master’s degree in sociology from Michigan State University and a master’s in public administration from Harvard University.

Lass was the director of International Services for the St. Louis Chapter of the American Red Cross before retiring a few years ago. She handled all Holocaust tracing requests from the St. Louis area and now continues her work on a volunteer basis.

She also worked extensively with refugees from many countries and was particularly close to survivors of the Congolese genocide in which 800,000 people were killed by machete in 100 days.

Lass is also a docent at the Holocaust Museum and serves on the boards of the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program and Gitana Productions.

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