Author Michael Korenblit to speak at NOC Renfro Lectureship

Ponca City Now - September 30, 2019 12:19 pm

Michael Korenblit

TONKAWA — Best-selling author Michael Korenblit will appear at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa Nov. 14 as part of the NOC Renfro Lectureship Series.

The event is sponsored by the Carl and Carolyn Renfro Endowed Lectureship Program and Northern Oklahoma College.  The lecture will be held at the Renfro Center at NOC Tonkawa.

Korenblit is the author of “Until We Meet Again: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Holocaust.”

He is a co-founder of the Respect Diversity Foundation (RDF), a non-profit, tax-exempt educational organization, founded to teach respect, tolerance and acceptance for all people. He worked 19 years for the Close Up Foundation, an educational organization in Washington, D.C. He directed Close Up’s Television and Video Department, where he produced the Ace Award-winning television series which aired on the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network.

He produced numerous award-winning documentaries, including Democracy and Rights about the 1957 desegregation of Little Rock High School.

Tickets for the lecture may be purchased on a first come, first served basis beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 9 a.m.

A reserved table with seating for eight may be purchased for $400, which includes dinner in the Renfro Center.  Dress attire is business casual.

Individual tickets for the lecture and dinner may be purchased at a cost of $20 each.  The tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets may be purchased by credit card by calling (580) 628-6214 or in person at the NOC Development Office, Vineyard Library-Administration Building, NOC Tonkawa.

Following the Nov. 14 lecture, Korenblit will be available to sign copies of his book.

Former Oklahoma State Regent Carl Renfro and the late Carolyn Renfro established the Carl and Carolyn Renfro Endowed Lectureship Program with a gift in 2006. The primary purpose of the endowment is to provide support to cultivate and enhance the cultural and community enrichment offerings in northern Oklahoma to include lecture and performance series at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa and in the Ponca City area.

Call the Northern Oklahoma College Development Office at (580) 628-6214 for additional information.

 

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