June 12, 2017
Jun 12

Clinton Center Hosts 'Social Justice and the Legacy of Anne Frank’

Little Rock, AR
Press Release

Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect to Lead Free Public Program


On World Refugee Day, the Clinton Presidential Center, in partnership with the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, will host a presentation of Anne Frank's legacy and her fight for social justice. 

Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, will deliver a powerful presentation on Anne Frank’s lasting legacy and her continued impact on social justice.  He will also discuss the ongoing work of the Anne Frank Center and their commitment to fulfilling Frank’s dream of “an inclusive world in which mutual respect replaces hatred and its consequences.”

“Social Justice and the Legacy of Anne Frank” is free and open to the public.  Details, including RSVP information, are available at this link



Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect 

Steven achieved national renown as the longtime leader of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s statewide organization for LGBT equality. From the time he founded Garden State Equality in 2004, the organization amassed 150,000 members and won a record-breaking 216 new civil rights laws at every level in the state. The Harvard Law and Policy Review credited Steven with building a “model organization” in the United States for achieving social justice. He moved on from Garden State Equality in 2013, the year New Jersey won marriage equality, to become an associate professor of law and political science at Rutgers University in Newark. In 2015, Steve Carell played Steven in the motion picture “Freeheld,” chronicling one of Garden State Equality’s legendary battles for justice. The movie was based on the 2007 documentary “Freeheld,” featuring the real Steven, that won the Oscar® for Best Short Documentary. Prior to his leading Garden State Equality and teaching at Rutgers, Steven was a television news producer, winning 10 Emmy Awards, and a senior staff member in both houses of Congress. He was a lawyer for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, and then communications director for the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg. Steven received his B.A. summa cum laude from Brandeis University; his Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; his M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He also began rabbinical school in mid-career. A native of New York City, Steven currently lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.



"Social Justice and the Legacy of Anne Frank"

Tuesday, June 20

6 p.m.



Clinton Presidential Center

1200 President Clinton Ave.

Little Rock, AR 72201

Choctaw Building 


About the William J. Clinton Presidential Center

The Clinton Presidential Center is the home of the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, and the Clinton School of Public Service - the first institution in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree. The Clinton Center is a world-class educational and cultural venue offering a variety of special events, exhibitions, educational programs, and lectures throughout the year. Located on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock, Arkansas, it has welcomed more than 4.2 million visitors from around the world since opening in 2004. Most importantly, the Clinton Center offers a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States.

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