Lauer Rice has worked in the Hungarian American community for the past 30 years. She is President of the Hungarian American Coalition (www.hacusa.org), the community’s umbrella organization and co-founder of award-winning Memory Project, Hungarian American Visual History Archive. (www.MemoryProject.online). She lived in Budapest from 1990-1997, during the heady days of the transition, and worked in the Prime Minister’s office before returning to the US. Among her credits as a multimedia producer: Loveszek, a documentary movie, FF56!, a computer game, “56 Stories,” a coffee table book that was presented at the White House, educational booklets for kids and an oral history website (www.FreedomFighter56.com). She founded the Atlanta Hungarian Festival in her home state so she could pass on Hungarian heritage to her sons and all-American husband. She is the proud daughter and granddaughter of ’56-ers.