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Traitors or Heroes?
Ronelle Delmont

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This year marks the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson signing into law the 1917 Espionage Act. From Daniel Ellsberg's momentous leak of the secret Pentagon Papers in 1971, until the recent revelations by Edward Snowden about massive NSA spying, there have been very few indictments under this law. Should people who leak classified information to journalists, like Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning, be recognized as traitors? Or, should they be commended for alerting the public about government wrongdoing, as they have claimed? Ronelle will examine, using film clips and photos, cases and individuals such as Eugene V. Debs, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, Daniel Ellsberg, Ed Snowden and seven others - who have been charged under the Espionage Act of 1917.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ronelle Delmont was born on the Lower-East-Side of NYC and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School (1962) in Brooklyn. She attended Hunter College as a music major and lived in Greenwich Village for 28 years as the co-owner of an antiques shop (Old Horizons) on Bleecker Street during the 60s and 70s. As a professional dancer, she also taught Mid-Eastern Dance while performing in many of NYC's ethnic nightclubs. With Parisian-born husband, singer Daniel Delmont, she opened a nationwide entertainment agency in SOHO. After relocating to South Florida, Ronelle returned to college and received a BA from the Department of International Relations at FIU in Miami (1996). She is presently writing a book about Charles Lindbergh.

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
$120 for any combination of eight events, members only

Non-member - $35
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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