Holocaust becomes main focus at conference
Abha Eli Phoboo

The Oklahoma Conference on College Student Character was held on March 31 in the Nigh University Center. The theme for the event was CONNECT (Communicate, converse, Network, Nurture, Educate, Create and Tolerate).

Organized by UCO’s Volunteer and Service Learning Center, the keynote speaker of the day was Mike Korenblit, president and co-founder of Respect Diversity Foundation, and author of “Until We Meet Again.”

Korenblit told the story of his parents who were among the few survivors of the Holocaust and emphasized the importance of learning from such stories.

“What happened to my parents 65 years ago is important today. The Holocaust did not start with mass murder but with harassment and bullying. We are never better than other people,” said Korenblit.