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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Felicia Figlarz Anchor on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world".

Throughout 2013, listeners will hear from presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.

On Saturday, November 9, 2013,  tune in to hear Felicia Figlarz Anchor, daughter of Holocaust survivors and a longtime advocate for Holocaust remembrance and education. For 27 years, Anchor has served as a commissioner on the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, which was created by the state legislature in 1984.  In 2012, Anchor stepped down as the Commission's chair after serving in that role for 16 years but continues to serve as a commissioner.

Anchor is our Doing Good's volunteer of the month. Doing Good works with other non-profits to promote volunteers and increase volunteerism. Kim "Brownie" Vaughn shines the spotlight each month on volunteers who are making a difference in our community on Living Your Best Life.

Tune into 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, on Tune In, streaming live on line at UStream.TV, and on military bases on Saturdays from 9:00-10am CST. This show will also air on the HBCU Network.

More About Felicia Figlarz Anchor

The Commission’s primary role is Holocaust education.  During Anchor’s years as chair, the Commission participated in the publication of two books, “The Holocaust and Other Genocides: History, Representation, Ethics” and “Living On: Portraits of Tennessee Survivors and Liberators.” 

The Commission has supported annual Days of Remembrance at the state Capitol each year, has recognized teachers for Holocaust education through the annual Belz-Lipman Holocaust Educator Award, and has collaborated with the Cumberland County Playhouse and Nashville Ballet to bring the ballet “Anne Frank” to the rural county east of Nashville.

The Holocaust Commission’s “Living On” exhibit of survivors’ and liberators’ stories has been widely shown through the state.  Efforts also are under way, with the help of several foundations, to preserve filmed interviews of Tennessee residents who survived the Holocaust or helped liberate concentration camps during World War II.  The films will be converted to a digital format, making them more accessible to students, teachers and researchers. Educational programs for teachers have been held across the state, and the Commission has made it possible for teachers to attend educational programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Anchor helped make the Nashville Holocaust Memorial a reality.  The outdoor memorial on the grounds of the Gordon Jewish Community Center was dedicated in October 2006.  Its 12 memorial walls contain the names of relatives of Nashville families who either survived or perished in the Holocaust. (Excerpt from the Jewish Observer. For the complete article, click here.)

More About Doing Good 

Doing Good™ is dedicated to promoting volunteerism – for all non-profits and areas of public service in Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee.

Our Mission:  To promote making a positive difference in one’s own community, particularly through volunteerism.

Our Vision:  Doing Good inspires, educates and connects people and non-profits throughout the community to do good.  To promote volunteerism, Doing Good shares the stories of local volunteers who already make a difference in the community.  This gives a face to their non-profits which inspires, educates and empowers friends, co-workers and neighbors to volunteer and impact the community.  Doing Good promotes volunteerism by creating spaces within radio, television, print and the internet to regularly share volunteers’ stories to educate and inspire.

Our Goal:  To increase the number of volunteers and the number of hours per volunteer.

We Serve:  Our efforts benefit all non-profits and government agencies serving Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee.

More About Kim Vaughn 

 Kimberly “Brownie” Vaughn is a dynamic and energetic woman with magnetic compassion, delivering attractive, power-packed messages that target and hit the bull’s eye of the single woman’s heart. Actually living single in a world that often forgets to celebrate its single women, Brownie holds up the banner for her sisters in singlehood to love their God-given significance. Through speaking engagements and events, she adamantly shares how her journey to joy included pit stops such as bitterness over heartaches, settling for ungodly attraction, searching for validation, and understanding the reasons for rejection in single-hood. Those that are privileged to hear her speak continually rave about her captivating way to connect and empower women with solutions that alter negative thinking and boost self- esteem. To learn more about Kimberly, click here.

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