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kaleidoscope-pictureThe Canisius College Video Institute production of the May episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV channel 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will be rebroadcast on Friday, May 20 at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20, and Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean.

In the first segment, host Stan Bratton, PhD, speaks with Imam Hamid Nasir Mali and Nasir Khan, PhD, of the Buffalo Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The group discusses their community’s history, essential beliefs, the establishment of the Buffalo Chapter and Khilafat Day, which is commemorated this month.

In conjunction with the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo, Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein sits down with Holocaust survivor Sophia Veffer, in honor of Yom HaShoah, which commemorates the systematic extermination of approximately six million European Jews during the reign of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies and co-director of the Video Institute; Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts and co-director of the Video Institute; and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02, a producer with Daybreak Productions, the broadcast arm of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

Submitted by: Sarah Seiler, graduate assistant, communication studies