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rescued as a child by the Sharps and Professor Emerita of Russian at MIT; and Unitarian Universalist Service Committee President and CEO, Tom Andrews. The three answered questions posed by the moderator, the Society's Director of Religious Education Mick Hirsch, and from the audience. The panelists each spoke about the moral imperative to stand up against inhumanity. While they acknowledged that few of us will act on a global scale as the Sharps did, Chvany recounted a story to illustrate that even small acts of compassion have a pro- found impact: "Sixty years after my little sis- ter and I came to the United States as refugees, she still talks about the kindness of the women of the Red Cross who welcomed us to America with hot chocolate on the cold docks of New York harbor." When it came time for the audience to ask questions, a congregant of Temple Beth Elohim approached the microphone. She thanked Joukowsky and the Unitarian com- 103 s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e "What the Sharps demonstrated by example was their fundamental belief that this moral imperative—to confront evil wherever it appear—holds true for the individual as well as society. I can't think of a more important message for me to carry from their generation to mine and beyond." — A r t e m i s J o u k o w s k y I I I • g r a n d s o n o f t h e S h a r p s Building a More Just and Fair Society

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