Educating Our Children
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The Daniel Pearl Education Center
The Daniel Pearl Education Center (DPEC) is unique. It is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to the ideals of understanding and community – those principles that are part of the legacy of the late Daniel Pearl. Pearl, the Southeast Asia bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped and later murdered by extremists in Pakistan in 2002.
The DPEC sponsors a wide range of community outreach programs, including an annual community youth trip to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, a speaker series, “teaching acceptance” workshops for area teachers, and more. The DPEC annually participates in the global Daniel Pearl Music Days, an international network of concerts that use the power of music to reaffirm a commitment to humanity and understanding.
Current Events & Programs
We have all seen so much in recent days. A needless, unacceptable and still unfathomable death. Anger, hatred and senseless violence. Good, good people with heartfelt pain and fear and the best of intentions … and, sadly, a few bad people with the worst of intentions....read more
Special thanks to Cook Road Experiment for a dazzling debut as part of our 14th annual celebration of Daniel Pearl World Music Days. More than 200 people attended the DPEC-sponsored concert, which featured great singalong music from the ‘60s and ‘70s....read more
Author Yvette Manessis Corporon, whose new book recounts what she calls “survival and courage in the face of evil,” was a recent speaker as part of the Daniel Pearl Education Center Speaker Series . In Something Beautiful Happened, Corporon tells the powerful and...read more