Rescheduled event to take place at Eckerd College on Thursday, November 16th
October 19, 2017 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) is pleased to announce a Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement (GHRAM) program featuring Frank Meeink, author of Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead. The program, which was postponed due to Hurricane Irma, has been rescheduled and will take place at Eckerd College on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m.
Frank Meeink was a skinhead at age 13. By age 17, he had his own cable-access TV show, “The Reich” and he was roaming the country as a skinhead leader and Neo-Nazi recruiter, with gangs that would beat people indiscriminately. At age 18, he was finally arrested and convicted of kidnapping and beating a member of a rival skinhead gang.
While in prison he befriended men he used to think he hated, men of different races. After being released from prison, Meeink tried to rejoin his old skinhead pals but couldn’t bring himself to hate those whom he now knew to be his friends.
Now a noted speaker, author, and founder of Harmony Through Hockey, Frank’s life stands for tolerance, diversity, and mutual understanding in racial, political, and all aspects of society.
A Former Skinhead Speaks Out Against Hate is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Eckerd College. Please RSVP by calling The Florida Holocaust Museum at 727.820.0100, extension 301.
Presented by Eckerd College. Sponsored by Duke Energy and The Florida Holocaust Museum.
About The Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement
Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement (GHRAM) is an annual initiative of The Florida Holocaust Museum. The goal of GHRAM is to build public awareness about the current genocide in Darfur and past genocides including the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, the Rwandan genocide as well as other human rights violations. Programming during GHRAM includes exhibitions, commemorative events and programs focused on public awareness.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
2017 marks a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) as the Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org.