Educating Our Children
A Shared History
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
The recent rise of verbal and physical attacks on Asian Americans has suddenly caught our attention. The coverage is everywhere – on 24-hour TV news programs and trending all over social media – and it has led to demonstrations and marches and the usual statements of...read more
We found ourselves reeling this week from the very disturbing news about the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s decision to overturn terrorism and murder convictions and release Omar Sheikh and three other men who were involved in the abduction that led to the murder of Wall...read more
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As we reflect on the memory of a painful 2020 and what has been a very challenging start to 2021, this is a good time to remember Dr. King’s soaring words, captured for all time on the granite walls of the Martin Luther King, Jr....read more