Visual Arts

Anne Frank exhibition inspires a panel at the Koubek Center

Anne Frank, shown in a 1942 portrait at the age of 13, is the subject of the touring exhibition ‘Anne Frank: A History for Today’ and the inspiration for a Miami panel on confronting intolerance and immigration reform.
Anne Frank, shown in a 1942 portrait at the age of 13, is the subject of the touring exhibition ‘Anne Frank: A History for Today’ and the inspiration for a Miami panel on confronting intolerance and immigration reform. AP

Anne Frank: A History for Today is a traveling exhibition about the too-short life of the Dutch teen whose dreams and courage during World War II inspired generations. Presented by the New York-based Anne Frank Center USA in conjunction with Miami’s Consulate General of the Netherlands, the exhibition is on display at Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center through April 3. It moves to the Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., April 8-26, then to Florida International University’s Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Rd., April 28-May 22.

One facet of the exhibition, which is aimed at illustrating the dangerous consequences of intolerance, details the failed attempts of patriarch Otto Frank — the only one to survive the war — to get his family to safety in the United States or Cuba. On Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Confronting Intolerance Today, a panel discussion on discrimination and immigration reform, will take place at the Koubek, 2705 SW Third St., Miami. On the panel are Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, deputy managing director of United We Dream; Maria Rodriguez, executive director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition; and Marleine Bastien, executive director of Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (Haitian Women of Miami).

Like the exhibition, the panel discussion is free and open to the public. RSVP to mia-rsvp@minbuza.nl. For information, call 305-237-7750 or visit www.koubekcenter.org.

Christine Dolen

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