Martin County Library System Press Releases

January 29, 2010

Dr. Ruth Kalish to Give Multimedia Presentation on Voyage of the Damned

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 Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body & Spirit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           

DATE:  JANUARY 28, 2010

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403                                                                 

WHO:                    Funded by the Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., in support of the Martin County Library System

WHAT:             Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning

Voyage of the Damned: The Steamship St. Louis

Presented by Ruth Kalish, Ph.D.

The steamship St. Louis left Europe with 936 Jewish refugees.  Denied entrance into Cuba, the United States and the Dominican Republic, the Jews returned to the German hell of 1939.  How and why did this refusal to admit immigrants in crisis occur?  Learn the astonishing truth about this courageous and tumultuous journey of this ill-dated ship.  Experience a multimedia presentation of the voyage of this ship, its passengers, and worldwide response!

Ruth Ann Kalish, Ph.D., was educated at Boston University, Emory University, Georgia State University and Harvard University.  She has been a psychologist, university and hospital administrator, negotiator, facilitator of change and business woman for over 40 years.  Her career has included experience in conflict management, organizational and leadership development, strategic planning and change management.  She is currently both a film and play producer.  Dr. Kalish journeys through Third World countries by trekking and visiting with local villagers.

WHEN:                  Monday, February 8, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:               Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart

HOW:                    Free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required.

Chautauqua South brochures are available at all Martin County libraries.  For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System call 772/221-1403, pick up a Library Connection, or visit the library Web site,



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